(New Latin), from (Greek) encarpa,, (Greek)
(Architecture) An ornament on a frieze or capital, consisting of festoons of fruit, flowers, leaves, etc. [Written also encarpa.]
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New Latin, from Ancient Greek containing fruit.
encarpus (plural encarpuses or encarpi) (architecture) An ornament on a frieze or capital, consisting of festoons of fruit, flowers, leaves, etc. Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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