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diptych


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Diptych  \Dip"tych\,  n.  [L.  diptycha,  pl.,  fr  Gr  ?  folded, 
  doubled;  di-  =  di`s-  twice  +  ?  to  fold,  double  up.] 
  1.  Anything  consisting  of  two  leaves.  Especially: 
  a  (Roman  Antiq.)  A  writing  tablet  consisting  of  two 
  leaves  of  rigid  material  connected  by  hinges  and 
  shutting  together  so  as  to  protect  the  writing  within. 
  b  A  picture  or  series  of  pictures  painted  on  two  tablets 
  connected  by  hinges.  See  {Triptych}. 
 
  2.  A  double  catalogue,  containing  in  one  part  the  names  of 
  living,  and  in  the  other  of  deceased,  ecclesiastics  and 
  benefactors  of  the  church;  a  catalogue  of  saints. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  diptych 
  n  :  a  painting  or  carving  (especially  an  altarpiece)  on  two 
  panels  (usually  hinged  like  a  book) 




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