Colonnette - definition of colonnette by The Free Dictionary
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A small, relatively thin column, often used for decoration or to support an arcade.
[French, diminutive of colonne
, from Old French columpne
, from Latin columna
; see kel-
in Indo-European roots
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Originally, this elongated oval, itself perfectly aligned with the vertical of the colonnette, would have been cut precisely in half by the diagonal of the spear.
And whereas the footrest is viewed from above, the bases of the colonnettes are seen from different heights, one at eyelevel, the other from fractionally below.
Each facade has been emphasized at the corners with a semi-circular colonnette
built inside the walls.