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chevet

[shuh-vey] /ʃəˈveɪ/
noun
1.
an apse, as of a Gothic cathedral.
Origin of chevet
1800-1810
1800-10; < French, earlier chevès, Old French chevezLatin capitium opening or covering for the head. See caput
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chevet

/ʃəˈveɪ/
noun
1.
a semicircular or polygonal east end of a church, esp a French Gothic church, often with a number of attached apses
Word Origin
C19: from French: pillow, from Latin capitium, from caput head
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