cyma reversa

cyma reversa

[ri-vur-suh]
noun Architecture.
a cyma whose convex part projects beyond the concave part.
Also called Lesbian cyma, Lesbian cymatium.


Origin:
1555–65; < Neo-Latin: literally, reversed cyma

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cyma reversa

noun
a molding that (in section) has the shape of an S with the convex part above and the concave part below [syn: ogee
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