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cyma reversa

[ri-vur-suh] /rɪˈvɜr sə/
noun, Architecture
a cyma whose convex part projects beyond the concave part.
Also called Lesbian cyma, Lesbian cymatium.
Origin of cyma reversa
1555-65; < New Latin: literally, reversed cyma Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The Doric cyma is commonly called the beak-moulding, the Lesbian cyma the cyma reversa.

    History of Ancient Art Franz von Reber

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