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Headword: *geisi/pous
Adler number: gamma,221
Translated headword: cornice-foot
Vetting Status: high
and cornice-footing and [the related verb] to support a cornice. The projecting part of the beam, on which the cornice rests, is called a cornice-foot and cornice-footing; and supporting the cornice is what this does.
Greek Original:
*geisi/pous kai\ *geisipo/disma kai\ *geisipodi/zein: to\ e)ce/xon th=s dokou=, e)f' ou(= to\ gei=so/n e)sti, geisi/pous kalei=tai kai\ geisipo/disma: geisipodi/zein de\ to\ poiei=n tou=to.
From Harpokration s.v., commenting on the appearance of these terms in Isaeus (fr. 114 Sauppe).
Keywords: architecture; definition; rhetoric; science and technology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 13 October 2000@08:26:47.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keyword; cosmetics) on 2 September 2002@08:59:40.
Elizabeth Vandiver on 27 September 2003@17:52:32.
David Whitehead (internal rearrangement; another keyword) on 29 September 2003@03:37:41.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 3 July 2011@04:47:25.


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