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Spanish Word of the Day: Pilar

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Pilar

Léxico relacionado con la arquitectura VII

Spanish Vocabulary Builder 12/1/2005
Word: Pilar
(pi-LAR), sustantivo masculino.
English: pillar
Etymology: Del latín vulgar pilare.
Meaning: Elemento prismático vertical, aislado o que sostiene otros elementos o estructuras de una construcción.
Topic:Léxico relacionado con la arquitectura VII
Example:

... y siete nichos se abren entre los pilares del baldaquino central, que se proyectan en el anillo del deambulatorio consiguiendo aportar unidad y diafanidad a esta obra. (S. Vital de Rávena)
Arte Medieval I, Isidro G.Bango, Concepción Abad.

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