Friday, March 27, 2009


ogive \ˈō-ˌjīv\ noun: 1. a diagonal arch or rib across a Gothic vault, 2. a pointed arch

Etymology: Middle English oggif stone comprising an arch, from Middle French augive, ogive diagonal arch

The word ogive looks a lot like the word olive, but don’t be fooled—they’re very different in both pronunciation and meaning.

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