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caryatid

A carved female figure, usually clad in long robes, serving as a column. They were first used in Greek architecture and the most famous caryatids are on the Erechtheum at Athens (c.421–406 ...

caryatid

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Garner’s Modern English Usage (4 ed.)

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... (= a pillar in the shape of a female figure) is preferably pronounced /kar-ee- at -id/ —not / kar -ee-ә-tid/ , /kә- rɪ -ә-tid/ , or /kar-ee- ay -tid/...

caryatid

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

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... (archit.; orig. and usu. pl. ) female figure used as a column. XVI. — F. cariatide — It. cariatide , or their source, L. caryatides — Gr. karuátides ( pl. ) priestesses of Artemis at Karuai (Caryae) in Laconia...

caryatid

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... • caryatid , cravatted, dratted, fatted, matted • distracted , protracted • unadapted • unformatted • Hampstead • downhearted , good-hearted, hard-hearted, heavy-hearted, kind-hearted, light-hearted, lion-hearted, overparted, tender-hearted, uncharted, warm-hearted, wholehearted • unplanted • fetid , indebted, minareted, rosetted • aspected , disaffected, disconnected, invected, unaffected, uncollected, unconnected, uncorrected, undetected, undirected, unelected, unexpected, uninflected, unprotected, unselected, unsuspected • unmelted • ...

caryatid

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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... a stone carving of a draped female figure, used as a pillar to support the entablature of a Greek or Greek-style building. The name comes (in the mid 16th century) via French and Italian from Latin caryatides from Greek karuatides , plural of karuatis ‘priestess of Artemis at Caryae’, from Karuai (Caryae) in...

Caryatides

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Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable (19 ed.)

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... or caryatids Figures of women in Greek costume, used in architecture to support entablatures. Caryae, in Laconia, sided with the Persians at thermopylae , as a result of which the Greeks destroyed the city, slew the men and made the women slaves. Praxiteles, to perpetuate the disgrace, employed figures of these women instead of columns. See also atlantes ; canephorus ; telamones...

Atlantes

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Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable (19 ed.)

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...Figures of men, used in architecture as pillars. So called from atlas . Female figures are called caryatides . See also telamones...

Telamones

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Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable (19 ed.)

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...Large, sculptured male figures serving as architectural columns or pilasters. They are so called from the Greek legendary hero Telamon (father of ajax ) who took part in the hunt for the calydonian boar and the expedition of the argonauts . See also atlantes ; caryatides...

Erechtheum

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Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable (19 ed.)

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...A marble temple next to the parthenon in Athens. It was built c. 421–406 bc , and contains shrines to athene, poseidon and Erechtheus, a legendary king of Athens and grandson of erichthonius (with whom he is often identified). It is best known for the six caryatids that support the entablature of its southern...

Coade stone

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Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable (19 ed.)

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...stone An artificial stone of great durability and firmness of outline, much used from the 1770s until the 1830s for statues and ornamentations for buildings ( caryatides , keystone masks, friezes, vases, etc.). It was made from a kind of frost-resistant terracotta and was produced in Mrs Eleanor Coade ’s factory at Lambeth (later the firm of Coade and Sealy). The huge red lion, for long a familiar figure on London’s South Bank from 1837 , is an example of its use. The secret of its manufacture has been...

telamon

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The Oxford Essential Dictionary of Foreign Terms in English

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... noun plural telamones E17 Latin ( telamones (plural) from Greek telamōnes plural of Telamōn Telamon, a mythical hero). Architecture A male figure used as a pillar to support an entablature or other structure. The female equivalent is a caryatid...

canephora

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... noun plural canephorae E17 Latin ( canephora feminine, from Greek kanēphoros , from kaneon basket + - phoros carrying). In ancient Greece, each of the maidens who carried on their heads baskets bearing sacred things used at certain feasts; in Architecture , a caryatid representing or resembling such a...

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...• caryatid , cravatted, dratted, fatted, matted • distracted , protracted • unadapted • unformatted • Hampstead • downhearted , good-hearted, hard-hearted, heavy-hearted, kind-hearted, light-hearted, lion-hearted, overparted, tender-hearted, uncharted, warm-hearted, wholehearted • unplanted • fetid , indebted, minareted, rosetted • aspected , disaffected, disconnected, invected, unaffected, uncollected, unconnected, uncorrected, undetected, undirected, unelected, unexpected, uninflected, unprotected, unselected, unsuspected • unmelted • ...

warm-hearted

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...• caryatid , cravatted, dratted, fatted, matted • distracted , protracted • unadapted • unformatted • Hampstead • downhearted , good-hearted, hard-hearted, heavy-hearted, kind-hearted, light-hearted, lion-hearted, overparted, tender-hearted, uncharted, warm-hearted, wholehearted • unplanted • fetid , indebted, minareted, rosetted • aspected , disaffected, disconnected, invected, unaffected, uncollected, unconnected, uncorrected, undetected, undirected, unelected, unexpected, uninflected, unprotected, unselected, unsuspected • unmelted • ...

wholehearted

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...• caryatid , cravatted, dratted, fatted, matted • distracted , protracted • unadapted • unformatted • Hampstead • downhearted , good-hearted, hard-hearted, heavy-hearted, kind-hearted, light-hearted, lion-hearted, overparted, tender-hearted, uncharted, warm-hearted, wholehearted • unplanted • fetid , indebted, minareted, rosetted • aspected , disaffected, disconnected, invected, unaffected, uncollected, unconnected, uncorrected, undetected, undirected, unelected, unexpected, uninflected, unprotected, unselected, unsuspected • unmelted • ...

X-rated

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...• caryatid , cravatted, dratted, fatted, matted • distracted , protracted • unadapted • unformatted • Hampstead • downhearted , good-hearted, hard-hearted, heavy-hearted, kind-hearted, light-hearted, lion-hearted, overparted, tender-hearted, uncharted, warm-hearted, wholehearted • unplanted • fetid , indebted, minareted, rosetted • aspected , disaffected, disconnected, invected, unaffected, uncollected, unconnected, uncorrected, undetected, undirected, unelected, unexpected, uninflected, unprotected, unselected, unsuspected • unmelted • ...

unformatted

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...• caryatid , cravatted, dratted, fatted, matted • distracted , protracted • unadapted • unformatted • Hampstead • downhearted , good-hearted, hard-hearted, heavy-hearted, kind-hearted, light-hearted, lion-hearted, overparted, tender-hearted, uncharted, warm-hearted, wholehearted • unplanted • fetid , indebted, minareted, rosetted • aspected , disaffected, disconnected, invected, unaffected, uncollected, unconnected, uncorrected, undetected, undirected, unelected, unexpected, uninflected, unprotected, unselected, unsuspected • unmelted • ...

overeducated

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...• caryatid , cravatted, dratted, fatted, matted • distracted , protracted • unadapted • unformatted • Hampstead • downhearted , good-hearted, hard-hearted, heavy-hearted, kind-hearted, light-hearted, lion-hearted, overparted, tender-hearted, uncharted, warm-hearted, wholehearted • unplanted • fetid , indebted, minareted, rosetted • aspected , disaffected, disconnected, invected, unaffected, uncollected, unconnected, uncorrected, undetected, undirected, unelected, unexpected, uninflected, unprotected, unselected, unsuspected • unmelted • ...

unallocated

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...• caryatid , cravatted, dratted, fatted, matted • distracted , protracted • unadapted • unformatted • Hampstead • downhearted , good-hearted, hard-hearted, heavy-hearted, kind-hearted, light-hearted, lion-hearted, overparted, tender-hearted, uncharted, warm-hearted, wholehearted • unplanted • fetid , indebted, minareted, rosetted • aspected , disaffected, disconnected, invected, unaffected, uncollected, unconnected, uncorrected, undetected, undirected, unelected, unexpected, uninflected, unprotected, unselected, unsuspected • unmelted • ...

unaspirated

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...• caryatid , cravatted, dratted, fatted, matted • distracted , protracted • unadapted • unformatted • Hampstead • downhearted , good-hearted, hard-hearted, heavy-hearted, kind-hearted, light-hearted, lion-hearted, overparted, tender-hearted, uncharted, warm-hearted, wholehearted • unplanted • fetid , indebted, minareted, rosetted • aspected , disaffected, disconnected, invected, unaffected, uncollected, unconnected, uncorrected, undetected, undirected, unelected, unexpected, uninflected, unprotected, unselected, unsuspected • unmelted • ...

unencrypted

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...• caryatid , cravatted, dratted, fatted, matted • distracted , protracted • unadapted • unformatted • Hampstead • downhearted , good-hearted, hard-hearted, heavy-hearted, kind-hearted, light-hearted, lion-hearted, overparted, tender-hearted, uncharted, warm-hearted, wholehearted • unplanted • fetid , indebted, minareted, rosetted • aspected , disaffected, disconnected, invected, unaffected, uncollected, unconnected, uncorrected, undetected, undirected, unelected, unexpected, uninflected, unprotected, unselected, unsuspected • unmelted • ...

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