triumphal arch


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triumphal arch

n
(Architecture) an arch built to commemorate a victory
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triumphal arch

A Roman monumental gateway, much imitated in the Renaissance and since, to celebrate military victory or prowess.
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Noun1.triumphal arch - a monumental archwaytriumphal arch - a monumental archway; usually they are built to commemorate some notable victory
arch - (architecture) a masonry construction (usually curved) for spanning an opening and supporting the weight above it
monument, memorial - a structure erected to commemorate persons or events
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Translations
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triumphal arch

nTriumphbogen m
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"No," answered Porthos, "Mouston has no desire to fight; besides, they have erected a triumphal arch for me to enter my barony, which will kill my neighbors with envy."
As devout Eckerman lifted the linen sheet from the naked corpse of Goethe, he was overwhelmed with the massive chest of the man, that seemed as a Roman triumphal arch. When Angelo paints even God the Father in human form, mark what robustness is there.
They found, to begin with, a great variety of very imposing paragraphs with which the biography was to open; many of these, it is true, were unfinished, and resembled triumphal arches standing upon one leg, but, as Mrs.
He can see a panorama that is varied, extensive, beautiful to the eye, and more illustrious in history than any other in Europe.--About his feet is spread the remnant of a city that once had a population of four million souls; and among its massed edifices stand the ruins of temples, columns, and triumphal arches that knew the Caesars, and the noonday of Roman splendor; and close by them, in unimpaired strength, is a drain of arched and heavy masonry that belonged to that older city which stood here before Romulus and Remus were born or Rome thought of.
Garlands and triumphal arches were hung across the road to welcome the young bride.
The carriage had whirled us under I know not how many triumphal arches in process of construction, and past the tents and flag-poles of a juicy-looking cricket-field, on which Raffles undertook to bowl up to his reputation.
Suppose, now, that you are coming out of Spain and on the way to Berlin; well, you would see triumphal arches, and in the sculpture upon them the common soldiers are done every bit as beautifully as the generals!
The group blew up two of the site's treasured classical temples, its triumphal arch and a dozen tower tombs.
It also destroyed the Roman Triumphal Arch and Temple of Bel in Palmyra, Syria, (http://www.cnn.com/2015/03/09/world/iraq-isis-heritage/) CNN reported.
Daesh fighters dynamited two Roman temples, a triumphal arch and funeral towers last year, and also smashed statues and displays at the city museum before they fled.
In the capital New Delhi I dashed about the wide central boulevards in an auto rickshaw for PS1 a journey - locals would pay even less - to take in some of the major sights such as the triumphal arch India Gate.
Its mission to replicate history depends more on the 3D photos, which have the immense advantage of being more suitable for high-tech restoration projects, such as that for the Triumphal Arch. As the Palmyra tragedy demonstrates, IDA's restoration program is of profound cultural and historical importance.