OVOLO

ovolo, thumb, quarter round

(noun) a convex molding having a cross section in the form of a quarter of a circle or of an ellipse

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology

Noun

ovolo (plural ovolos)

(architecture) A classical convex moulding carved with an egg-and-dart ornament.

Synonyms

• echinus

• quarter-round

Source: Wiktionary


O"vo*lo, n. Etym: [It. ovolo, uovolo, fr. L. ovum an egg. Cf. Ovule.] (Arch.)

Definition: A round, convex molding. See Illust. of Column.

Note: In Roman work it is usually a quarter circle in section; in Greek work it is flatter, and is equivalent to the echinus; that is, it has in section the elastic curve of the shell of the sea urchin. In mediæval architecture it is not distinguishable from the multitude of convex moldings, of all sections, which are used.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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