Definition of Imbrex

1. Noun. A roof tile common in Ancient Greek and Roman architecture, used in an overlapping formation with the tegula. ¹



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Definition of Imbrex

1. a type of tile in Roman buildings [n IMBRICES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Imbrex

imbraided
imbraiding
imbraids
imbrangle
imbrangled
imbrangles
imbrangling
imbrast
imbreathe
imbreed
imbreke
imbrew
imbrewed
imbrewing
imbrews
imbrex (current term)
imbricate
imbricated
imbricates
imbricating
imbrication
imbrication lines of von Ebner
imbrications
imbricative
imbrices
imbring
imbrocado
imbrocadoes
imbroglii
imbroglio

Literary usage of Imbrex

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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"10, 2. at the lower edge, ro as to fit in to the upper edge of the next tile, and the joints were covered with a semicircular joint-tile (imbrex). ..."

2. Selected Fragments of Roman Poetry: From the Earliest Times of the Republic by William Walter Merry (1898)
"(THE identity in meaning of imbrex and Tegula suggests that the author of the ' Neaera' is the P. Licinius Tegula, the writer of a sacred hymn ordered by ..."

3. Bulletin of the Essex Institute by Essex Institute (1891)
"In the earlier forms of this variety the reflexed edge is low and is accompanied by a semi-cylindrical imbrex. At a very early date, however, ..."

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