What is another word for Atlantes?

Pronunciation: [ɐtlˈants] (IPA)

Atlantes, in architectural terms, refer to statues or figures of men or women, often muscular and supporting an entablature, that serve as columns or pilasters. The term Atlantes came from the mythological Atlas who was said to bear the weight of the world on his shoulders. However, there are other words that can be used as synonyms for Atlantes including telamon, caryatid, herm, and term. Telamon is a male figure that is used as a column or support in architecture. Caryatids, on the other hand, are female figures similarly used in architecture as supports or elaborately carved. Herm and term generally refer to male figures that are used instead of columns, or as decorative elements in architecture.

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What are the hypernyms for Atlantes?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.
  • Other hypernyms:

    sculptures, monuments, stone structures, decorative art, works of art, Architectural elements.

What are the opposite words for Atlantes?

Atlantes is a term used to describe statues of male figures that serve as supporting pillars or columns in architecture. As such, there are few true antonyms that directly oppose this word. However, we can explore a few phrases or concepts that might be considered opposite or unrelated. One possible opposite is "Caryatid." This refers to female figures that serve the same purpose as Atlantes, but with a more feminine form. While not a true antonym, the use of the two terms together can signify the gender of the supporting figures. Another possible antonym could be "Column-free." This concept suggests architecture that relies on other methods to support the structure, rather than using statues or columns. This approach creates a more open and fluid design, rather than relying on a fixed and static element like an Atlantes.

What are the antonyms for Atlantes?

Usage examples for Atlantes

By taking into view all the American languages or as many as are already known, we shall easily dispel the errors and absurd systems of philosophers and philologists, who taking only a few as samples of the whole, have either deemed all the Americans, as many Jews, or Tartars, or Atlantes, or sprung from the ground, and so on.
"The American Nations, Vol. I."
C. S. Rafinesque
But the subject must be postponed, and will be found resumed in the history of Austral and Central America, where these Atlantes and giants are found.
"The American Nations, Vol. I."
C. S. Rafinesque
The Atlantes were in the neighbourhood and bold navigators, as well as the primitive Pelagians, Lybians, Cantabrians; bearing then various peculiar names, mostly traced in America.
"The American Nations, Vol. I."
C. S. Rafinesque

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