But what the hell is a dentil or a triglyph, Webster? They sound like cheesy made-up terms for equipment or alien species from a cheesy syndicated SF show, not something to do with Roman columns. And I see no mention of how to pronounce this word. I'll bet it rhymes with hockey.

'Tis a pity, but according to the current Merriam-Webster incarnation, this word doesn't exist. I had to seek out ol' Oxford and even that had no definition for it.

Further research indicated that the word appeared once in 2 Corinthians and means 'a sharing, communion, or fellowship'. Which makes a little more sense than what's right below this, wouldn't you think?

Further research courtesy of Google and:

Met"o*che (?), n. [NL., fr. Gr. a sharing, fr. to share in; with + to have.] Arch. (a)

The space between two dentils.


The space between two triglyphs.


© Webster 1913.

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