Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Wondrous Words Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Kathy of BermudaOnion. Here you can share new words that you’ve encountered or spotlight words you love. 

I am sharing words from The Rome Prophecy by Jon Trace, all three are from the same sentence. 

They stand for a moment in the cool of the church and look over the nave, with its three aisles, each ending in an apse, divided by quatrefoil pillars.

NaveThe central part of a church, extending from the narthex to the chancel and flanked by aisles.

ApseA usually semicircular or polygonal, often vaulted recess, especially the termination of the sanctuary end of a church.

Quatrefoil: A conventionalized representation of a flower with four petals or of a leaf with four leaflets.

NarthexThe portico of an ancient church


bermudaonion said...

I knew the parts of the church but quatrefoil is new to me. I did figure out that it meant four something. Thanks for playing along!

grammajudyb said...

I knew nave and narthex, but the other two were unfamiliar. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Two of the words were familiar, nave and apse.

Leanne said...

I knew quatrefoil! :) But I had never heard of the others. That's one loaded sentence, can't believe they all came from the same one.