Apophyge



a small, concave, outward curve joining the shaft of a column, especially a classical column, to its base.
Also called hypophyge. a similar curve joining the shaft of a column to its capital.
Historical Examples

The apophyge is the inverted cavetto or concave sweep, on the upper edge of which the diminishing shaft rests.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 3 Various

noun
(architect) the outward curve at each end of the shaft of a column, adjoining the base or capital Also called hypophyge

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