n. opening in transept wall for viewing altar.
   ♦ hagioscopic, a.

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  • Hagioscope — Un hagioscope (du grec : άγιος, saint et σκοπός, voir) est en architecture une ouverture aménagée dans un mur intérieur ou extérieur d un sanctuaire permettant aux personnes situées à l extérieur de cet espace de suivre la célébration avec… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Hagioscope — Ha gi*o*scope (h[=a] j[i^]*[ o]*sk[=o]p ), n. [Gr. a gios sacred + scope.] An opening made in the interior walls of a cruciform church to afford a view of the altar to those in the transepts; called, in architecture, a squint. Hook. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hagioscope — [hag′ē ə skōp΄, hā′jēə skōp΄] n. [ HAGIO + SCOPE] a narrow opening in an inside wall of a medieval church to let those in a side aisle, or transept, see the main altar …   English World dictionary

  • Hagioscope — A hagioscope (from Gr. άγιος , holy, and σκοπός , to see) or squint, in architecture, is an opening through the wall of a church in an oblique direction, to enable the worshippers in the transepts or other parts of the church, from which the… …   Wikipedia

  • hagioscope — noun Date: circa 1840 an opening in the interior walls of a cruciform church so placed as to afford a view of the altar to those in the transept • hagioscopic adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hagioscope — hagioscopic /hag euh skop ik, hay jee /, adj. /hag ee euh skohp , hay jee /, n. squint (def. 13). [1830 40; HAGIO + SCOPE] * * * ▪ architecture also called  squint        in architecture, any opening, usually oblique, cut through a wall or a pier …   Universalium

  • hagioscope — noun A small opening in an interior wall of a church, enabling those in the transept to view the high altar; sometimes called a squint …   Wiktionary

  • Hagioscope — [squint]. An opening in a wall (through which one squinted hence its colloquial name of squint ) enabling the congregation to see the elevation of the host during mass, which strictly was intended only for Clergy …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • hagioscope — opening in wall to enable viewing of altar Ecclesiastical Terms …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • hagioscope — hag·i·o·scope …   English syllables

  • hagioscope — hag•i•o•scope [[t]ˈhæg i əˌskoʊp, ˈheɪ dʒi [/t]] n. archit. rel squint 10) • Etymology: 1830–40 hag i•o•scop′ic ˈskɒp ɪk adj …   From formal English to slang

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