The art of working metal or other materials by the use of embossing and chasing to form minute detailed reliefs.
The art of making toreutic work.
Origin of toreutics
- From Greek toreutikos of metal work from toreutos worked in relief from toreuein to work in relief from toreus a boring tool terə-1 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Ancient Greek Ï„Î¿ÏÎµÏ…Ï„Î¹ÎºÏŒÏ‚ (toreutikos, “of metal work"), from Ï„Î¿ÏÎµÏ…Ï„ÏŒÏ‚ (toreutos, “worked in relief"), from Ï„Î¿ÏÎÏ‰ (toreÅ, “I work in relief"), from Ï„Î¿ÏÎµÏ…Ï‚ (toreÃºs, “a boring tool"), from Proto-Indo-European *terÉ™-.