MAETVOEGHELICKHEYD (n. f.)

COMMENSUS (lat.) · PROPORTIO (lat.) · PROPORTION (eng.) · PROPORTION (fra.) · PROPORTION (deu.) · PROPORZIONE (ita.)
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In Vitruvius wordt het woord Symmetria schier overal Commensus gheheeten, dat is een afmetinghe, ofte maetvoeghelickheyd, ofte ghelijck-maetigheydt.

[Suggested translation, Marije Osnabrugge:] In Vitruvius the word Symmetria is almost everywhere called Commensus, that is: measurement, or proportion or uniformity.

Junius mentions that Vitruvius used the term Commensus instead of Symmetria, he then clarifies this term with equivalent words in Dutch: measurement (afmeting), maetvoeghelickheyd (proportion, cfr. WESTSTEIJN 2016, p. 373 for this translation) and uniformity (gelijkmatigheid). Indeed, it is still difficult to translate these terms to English. [MO]

gelijkmatigheid · commensus · symmetria · afmetinghe

term translated by / in JUNIUS, Franciscus, De pictura veterum libri tres, Amsterdam, Joannes Blaeu, 1637., p. 155 in JUNIUS, Franciscus, The Painting of the Ancients, in Three Bookes : declaring by Historicall Observations and Examples, the Beginning, Progresse, and Consummation of that most Noble Art. And how those Ancient Artificers attained to their still so much admired Excellencie. Written first in latine by Franciscus Junius, F. F. And now by him englished, with some Additions and Alterations, trad. par JUNIUS, Franciscus, London, Richard Hodgkinsonne, 1638., p. 256-257
term translated by / in JUNIUS, Franciscus, De pictura veterum libri tres, Amsterdam, Joannes Blaeu, 1637., p. 155 in JUNIUS, Franciscus, The Painting of the Ancients, in Three Bookes : declaring by Historicall Observations and Examples, the Beginning, Progresse, and Consummation of that most Noble Art. And how those Ancient Artificers attained to their still so much admired Excellencie. Written first in latine by Franciscus Junius, F. F. And now by him englished, with some Additions and Alterations, trad. par JUNIUS, Franciscus, London, Richard Hodgkinsonne, 1638., p. 256-257

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L’HISTOIRE ET LA FIGURE → proportion