Oct 21 2012

Words of the Day: Apse & Donjon

Posted by Mathias in Form and Style, General Things

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Pronunciation: \ˈaps\
Function: noun
Etymology: Medieval Latin & Latin; Medieval Latin apsis, from Latin Date: 1822
1 : APSIS
2 : a projecting part of a building (as a church) that is usually semicircular in plan and vaulted

http://i.word.com/idictionary/apse

donjon
Pronunciation: \ˈdän-jən, ˈdən-\
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English —more at DUNGEON Date: 14th century
: a massive inner tower in a medieval castle

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