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The English‐speaking Protestant Churches' equivalent of the Latin motet, from which it sprang. An Anglican creation, with a place in the C of E liturgy. It constitutes in ordinary churches ...

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts

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2006
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13 words

... [ honeysuckle ; palmette ]. . Floral ornament, typically with alternating Palmette and lotus...

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A Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (3 ed.)

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2015
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... ( pl. anthemia ) 1. Decorative group of leafy forms resembling a radiating cluster of flowers on the same plant, and called by some a honeysuckle: it occurs in Classical architecture above acroteria , on antefixa , on cornices , on the hypotrachelium of some varieties of the Greek- Ionic Order , and elsewhere, often used alternately with the palmette or lotus in horizontal embellishments such as friezes , and sometimes instead of the fleuron on the Corinthian capital . 2. William Wilkins , in Prolusiones Architectonicae (1837),...

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The Oxford Companion to Architecture

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2009
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Art & Architecture
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57 words

... Classical ornament in the form of stylized honeysuckle, which sometimes adorns the lower part of Ionic capitals, such as those of the Erechtheum, Athens ( 421–405 bc ), but is more widely applied to friezes, usually alternating with palmettes. Executed in plaster, and even cast in iron, it became a common element of neoclassical design. Anthony...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms (2 ed.)

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2010
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... [from the Greek anthē , ‘flower, blossom’] A term used to describe a band of architectural decoration consisting of alternating palmettes and lotus motifs or two types of palmette (one open, the other closed). Normally applied to a cornice or the necking of an Ionic capital, this type of ornament was much used in the late 18th...

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Classical Art and Architecture

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2007
Subject:
Art & Architecture, Classical studies
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... [ honeysuckle ; palmette ] . Floral ornament, typically with alternating motifs. The term first occurs in a progress report commissioned in 409 bc on the building of the Erechtheion in Athens . Although the west side of the building was refurbished by the Romans in the 1st century ad , it is probable that the unfinished column bands referred to in the report were decorated with Palmette and lotus friezes comparable with those that decorate the Ionic columns of the north portico. In Classical architecture, anthemion ornaments are typical of...

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

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2006

... an ornamental design of alternating motifs resembling clusters of narrow leaves or honeysuckle...

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The Oxford Essential Dictionary of Foreign Terms in English

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2002
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... noun plural anthemia M19 Greek (= flower). A figure or ornament resembling a stylized...

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New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary (2 ed.)

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2013
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... • antipodean , Crimean, Judaean, Korean • Albion • Gambian , Zambian • lesbian • Arabian , Bessarabian, Fabian, gabion, Sabian, Swabian • amphibian , Libyan, Namibian • Sorbian • Danubian , Nubian • Colombian • Serbian • Nietzschean • Chadian , Trinidadian • Andean , Kandyan • guardian • Acadian , Akkadian, Arcadian, Barbadian, Canadian, circadian, Grenadian, Hadean, Orcadian, Palladian, radian, steradian • Archimedean , comedian, epicedian, median, tragedian • ascidian , Derridean, Dravidian, enchiridion, Euclidean, Floridian,...

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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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2015
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English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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Australian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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23 words
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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2005
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English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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21 words
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The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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2005
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English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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30 words
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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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2015
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49 words
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(pl. anthemia).1 Decorative group of leafy forms resembling a radiating cluster of flowers on the same plant, and called by some a honeysuckle: it occurs in Classical architecture above acroteria, on ...
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World Encyclopedia

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... Choral composition in Anglican and other English-language church services, analogous to the Roman Catholic motet in Latin. Developed in the 16th century as a verse anthem with soloists, the anthem was later performed with orchestral accompaniment and by a choir. Composers include Henry Purcell and Ralph Vaughan Williams...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church (3 ed.)

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2014
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... . The Anglicized form of the word antiphon , it is commonly applied to sacred vocal music usually set to words from the Bible. The BCP provides for an anthem after the third collect at Morning and Evening Prayer. In many modern Anglican liturgies, ‘a canticle, psalm, hymn or anthem’ may be sung before the Gospel and at various other points in the...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms (4 ed.)

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... Originally an antiphon ; Wilfred Owen ’s ‘Anthem for Doomed Youth’ and W. H. Auden ’s ‘Anthem for St Cecilia’s Day’ both preserve something of this antiphonal sense. The term is now used more often to denote a song in which the words affirm a collective identity, usually expressing attachment to some nation, institution, or cause. Anthems have been adopted, formally or informally, by states, schools, sports clubs, and social movements of all...

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The Oxford Encyclopaedia of the Music of India

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Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Music
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109 words

... 1. Choral form of music, of the English church; a counterpart of the motet of the Roman Catholic Church. Motets, in Latin, are used on occasions for which there are no officially prescribed songs by the liturgy. The anthem has English words and it is said that its early forms ( c. 1550 ) had practically the same mould of the motet except for the English words. Other Protestant churches too use anthems. It is accompanied by the organ. 2. In the general sense, an anthem is a ‘rousing or uplifting song identified with a particular group or cause’ (Concise...

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church (3 rev. ed.)

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2009
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...where they sing’. In many modern Anglican liturgies, ‘a canticle, psalm, hymn or anthem’ may be sung before the Gospel or at various other points in the Eucharist. From the late 16th to the 19th cent. anthems were divided into ‘full anthems’ in which the whole choir sang throughout, and ‘verse anthems’ in which sections (‘verses’) for one or more solo voices were contrasted with those for the full choir. E. A. Wienandt and R. H. Young , The Anthem in England and America (1970). E. H. Fellowes , English Cathedral Music from Edward VI to Edward VII (1941;...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

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Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Religion
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26 words

... (from Gk., antifōnon , ‘that which is sung by alternate voices’). A musical setting of words usually from the Bible , sung by a choir in...

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