Plinth



[plinth] /plɪnθ/

noun, Architecture.
1.
a slablike member beneath the base of a column or pier.
2.
a square base or a lower block, as of a pedestal.
3.
Also called plinth course. a projecting course of stones at the base of a wall; earth table.
4.
(in joinery) a flat member at the bottom of an architrave, dado, baseboard, or the like.
/plɪnθ/
noun
1.
Also called socle. the rectangular slab or block that forms the lowest part of the base of a column, statue, pedestal, or pier
2.
Also called plinth course. the lowest part of the wall of a building that appears above ground level, esp one that is formed of a course of stone or brick
3.
a flat block on either side of a doorframe, where the architrave meets the skirting
4.
a flat base on which a structure or piece of equipment is placed
n.

1610s, from French plinthe (16c.) and directly from Latin plinthus, from Greek plinthos “brick, squared stone,” cognate with Old English flint (see flint).

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