Online Encyclopedia

OGIVE (a French term, of which the or...

Online Encyclopedia
Originally appearing in Volume V20, Page 24 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
Spread the word: del.icio.us del.icio.us it!
OGIVE (a French term, of which the origin is obscure; auge, trough, from Lat. augere, to increase, and an Arabic astrological word for the " highest point." have been suggested as derivations), a term applied in architecture to the diagonal ribs of a vault. In France 'the name is generally given to the pointed arch, which has resulted in its acceptance as a title for Gothic architecture, there often called " le style ogival."
End of Article: OGIVE (a French term, of which the origin is obscure; auge, trough, from Lat. augere, to increase, and an Arabic astrological word for the " highest point." have been suggested as derivations)
[back]
OGILVY
[next]
JAMES EDWARD OGLETHORPE (1696—1785)

Additional information and Comments

There are no comments yet for this article.
» Add information or comments to this article.
Please link directly to this article:
Highlight the code below, right click and select "copy." Paste it into a website, email, or other HTML document.