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Cath. World Culture

Ch. 1 The Mother Church of Christendom: Terms to know

Basilica a rectangular shaped church w/ columns dividing it into three lenghtwise sections
transepts ailes
Greek Cross a cross w/ 4 arms of equal size
apse the back section of a church
drum the base of a dome
dome a huge rounded roof or ceiling
lantern the decoration on top of a dome
nave the center isle of a church
Latin Cross a cross w/ 3 short arms and a longer bottom arm
Baroque an ornate, highly decorated style
baldachino canopy
plinth the base of a column
Cattedra the latin word for chair or throne, from which we get the word "cathedral"
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