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dip·tych

 (dĭp′tĭk)
n.
1.
a. A work consisting of two painted or carved panels that are hinged together.
b. A set of two related works, as in photography, painting, or literature.
2. An ancient writing tablet having two leaves hinged together.
3. A list of names, originally contained on such a tablet, of living and dead Christians for whom special prayers are made during the liturgy in many eastern and western churches.

[Late Latin diptycha, from Greek diptukha, from neuter pl. of diptukhos, folded double : di-, two; see di-1 + ptukhē, fold (from ptussein, ptukh-, to fold).]

diptych

(ˈdɪptɪk)
n
1. (Antiques) a pair of hinged wooden tablets with waxed surfaces for writing
2. (Art Terms) a painting or carving on two panels, usually hinged like a book
[C17: from Greek diptukhos folded together, from di1 + ptukhos fold; compare triptych]

dip•tych

(ˈdɪp tɪk)

n.
1. a pair of pictures on two panels, usu. hinged together.
2. a pair of hinged writing tablets, used in antiquity for letters, notes, etc., usu. by inscribing the wax-coated inner surfaces with a stylus.
[1615–25; < Late Latin diptycha < Greek díptycha, neuter pl. of díptychos folded together]

diptych

1. a two-leafed waxed tablet for writing with a stylus.
2. a pair of paintings or other images on two hinged leaves.
See also: Images
a work of art composed of two attached panels.
See also: Art

diptych

A work of art with two panels, as in a two-panelled altarpiece.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.diptych - a painting or carving (especially an altarpiece) on two panels (usually hinged like a book)diptych - a painting or carving (especially an altarpiece) on two panels (usually hinged like a book)
art, fine art - the products of human creativity; works of art collectively; "an art exhibition"; "a fine collection of art"
Translations

diptych

[ˈdɪptɪk] Ndíptico m

diptych

nDiptychon nt
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1cm each and just 7mm thick, were attached at the hinge to forma diptych, used for private prayer.
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