Illustrated Architecture Dictionary
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Oculus
Plural: oculi
Pronunciations: AHK you lis; AHK you lie

Pantheon Albright-Knox

Window that has an oval or circular shape resembling an eye.

The round opening at the top of some domes, or cupolas, e.g., Pantheon in Rome

The center of volutes or spiral scrolls in Ionic columns

Etymology: Latin, "eye"

Oeil-de-boeuf window is an oculus


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