Gothic (Venezia 125)

Derived from the name of a weapon, what six letter term denotes the narrow pointed windows characteristic of the Early English style?

University Challenge 1/9/2014

The answer to this question is one of the defining characteristics of Gothic architectural styles (Early English being one, Venetian being another), and the pointed archway, whether in a doorway, window, or roof support.  In most of Europe Gothic architecture is found in the great churches and cathedrals, but in Venice it is bordering on ubiquitous; it’s there in the older churches, it’s there in the palazzi, it’s there in the shrines embedded in walls around the city.

Is there such a thing as an ordinary home in Venice?  How about this for a window?

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The answer by the way, is lancet.

 

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