- baluster:  Etymologically, baluster and banister are the same word. Both come ultimately from Greek balāustion ‘pomegranate flower’, which reached English via Latin balaustium, Italian balaustro, and French balustre. The reason for the application of the term to the uprights supporting a staircase handrail is that the lower part of a pomegranate flower has a double curve, inwards at the top and then bulging outwards at the bottom, similar to the design of some early balusters.
A balustrade , from Italian balaustrata via French, is a row of balusters. Already by the mid 17th century a transformation of the l to an n had taken place, producing the parallel banister.
=> balustrade, banister
- baluster (n.)
- "support for a railing," c. 1600, from French balustre, from Italian balaustro "pillar," from balausta "flower of the wild pomegranate," from Greek balaustion (perhaps of Semitic origin; compare Aramaic balatz "flower of the wild pomegranate"). Staircase uprights had lyre-like double curves, like the calyx tube of the pomegranate flower.
- 1. Abba stretches his hand, of the bed among appeared a iron baluster.
- 神父一伸手, 床的中间出现了一道铁栏杆.
- 2. Julie uttered a faint cry, blushed like a rose and leaned against the baluster.
- 尤莉轻轻地叫了一声, 面孔红得象一朵玫瑰,伸手扶住了栏杆.
- 3. We offers quality staircase and stair parts including tread board , baluster, railing, handrails and specs.
- 提供高级实木楼梯及踏板, 栏杆,立柱, 扶手等配件.
- 4. Then it to tourist growl all one can to break through the iron baluster of basket.
- 5. Please do not climb a baluster or depend glass for the sake of your safety!
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