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|Spanish term or phrase: óculo|
|Experimentará que la luz lo envuelve todo desde los altos ventanales del presbiterio y de las ventanas y óculos del crucero|
Architecture. The Latin term (for "eye") serves in English. It refers to circular openings in a dome that permit the entry of natural light. One of the oldest examples is the Roman Pantheon.
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oeil-de-boeuf window, Bull's-eye Window
ÓCULO: Vano circular (Por ejemplo Panteón de Agripa)
n. (pl. oeils-de-boeuf) round or oval window.
also called Bull's-eye Window, in architecture, a small circular or oval window, usually resembling a wheel, with glazing bars (bars framing the panes of glass) as spokes radiating outward from an empty hub, or circular centre. In French, oeil-de-boeuf means "eye of the steer," and, in the French Renaissance Palace of Versailles, erected for Louis XIV between 1661 and 1708, there is a small antechamber called the oeil-de-boeuf room, which is lighted by such a small, round window. This type of window is also frequently featured in the Jacobean manor houses of 17th-century England.
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