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English translation: bucranium

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Italian term or phrase:bucranio
English translation:bucranium
Entered by: MaryAnn Diorio, PhD, MFA
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12:11 Jan 5, 2001
Italian to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary
Italian term or phrase: bucranio
I understand it's an architectural feature depicting an ox's head, but I can't find the technical term. Thanks in advance.
Frank
bucranium
Explanation:
This word derives from the late Latin "bucranium" and from the Greek "bukranion. It refers to a sculptured ornament that represents an ox skull adorned with wreaths. It is a combination of two words "cranium" for head and "bue" for ox.
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MaryAnn Diorio, PhD, MFA
Local time: 03:08
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Summary of answers provided
nabucranium
MaryAnn Diorio, PhD, MFA
nabucrane
Ilde Grimaldi


  

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22 mins
bucrane


Explanation:
non so.
Ragazzini:
bucranio
m.
(archit.) bucrane; bucranium.



Ilde Grimaldi
Local time: 09:08
Native speaker of: Native in ItalianItalian
PRO pts in pair: 208
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52 mins
bucranium


Explanation:
This word derives from the late Latin "bucranium" and from the Greek "bukranion. It refers to a sculptured ornament that represents an ox skull adorned with wreaths. It is a combination of two words "cranium" for head and "bue" for ox.


    Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary 1996, 1998, Inc. as found on the Internet
    Garzanti Dizionario della Lingua Italiana; Concise Cambridge Italian-English, English-Italian Dictionary
MaryAnn Diorio, PhD, MFA
Local time: 03:08
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PRO pts in pair: 27
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