Word Archaeology: corbel

First used in the 15th Century, this word refers to an architectural structure that steps outward and upward to support weight. It’s an Old French word derived from the Latin “corvus” (raven), inspired by the structure’s beak-like appearance.

Liked it? Take a second to support Wes Platt on Patreon!

Wes Platt

Lead storyteller. Game designer and journalist. Recovering Floridian.

You may also like...

%d bloggers like this: