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Date: 1600-1700
Language: Late Latin
Origin: diptycha, from Greek, from diptychos 'folded in two'

diptych

noun
     
Related topics: Painting and Drawing
dip‧tych [countable]
AVP a picture made in two parts which can be closed like a book

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