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Meaning of DIPTYCH

Pronunciation:  'diptik

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a painting or carving (especially an altarpiece) on two panels (usually hinged like a book)

DIPTYCH is a 7 letter word that starts with D.


 See Also: art, fine art



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Dip"tych\, n. [L. diptycha, pl., fr. Gr. ? folded,
doubled; di- = di`s- twice + ? to fold, double up.]
1. Anything consisting of two leaves. Especially:
   (a) (Roman Antiq.) A writing tablet consisting of two
       leaves of rigid material connected by hinges and
       shutting together so as to protect the writing within.
   (b) A picture or series of pictures painted on two tablets
       connected by hinges. See {Triptych}.

2. A double catalogue, containing in one part the names of
   living, and in the other of deceased, ecclesiastics and
   benefactors of the church; a catalogue of saints.

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