skip to main content

SILKNOW

Content language

Design > Motif > Arabesque
PREFERRED TERM
Arabesque  
DEFINITION
  • n. A term borrowed from French, combined with English elements and modelled on an Italian item. A decorative pattern consisting of flowing lines (typically of branches, leaves, and flowers) that scroll or interlace. Also as a mass noun: decoration or ornamentation employing patterns of this type.
BROADER CONCEPT
ENTRY TERMS
  • arabesques
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
  • Simpson, John; Weiner, Edmund (eds). The Oxford English Dictionary. Oxford : Clarendon Press ; Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1989. [www.oed.com]
IN OTHER LANGUAGES
Arabesque

French

Arabesco

Italian

Arabesco

Spanish

URI
http://data.silknow.org/vocabulary/766
Download this concept:
CLOSELY MATCHING CONCEPTS
Art and Architecture Thesaurus
EXACTLY MATCHING CONCEPTS
www.wikidata.org
www.wikidata.org
We're open to collaboration, feel free to send us your suggestions to info@silknow.eu