Triforium meaning

trī-fôrē-əm
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A gallery of arches above the side-aisle vaulting in the nave of a church.
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A gallery or arcade in the wall above the arches of the nave, choir, or transept of a church.
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The gallery of arches above the side-aisle vaulting in the nave of a church.
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Origin of triforium

  • Medieval Latin a gallery in Canterbury Cathedral (later taken to mean “with three openings”)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition