One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Architecture. An ornamental panel or pediment over a doorway.
Situated or placed over or above a door; designed for use above a door.
Old English (in an earlier sense). Cognate with or formed similarly to Middle Dutch overdore, Old Saxon oberdure, Old High German ubarturi (Middle High German übertüre, early modern German überthüre) from the Germanic base of over- + the Germanic base of door.
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