Cymatia

cymation

[si-mey-shee-on, sahy-]
noun, plural cymatia [si-mey-shee-uh, sahy-] .
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cymatium

[si-mey-shee-uhm, sahy-] .
noun, plural cymatia [si-mey-shee-uh, sahy-] . Architecture.
1.
the uppermost member of a classical cornice or of a cornice of similar form: usually a cyma recta in classical examples. Compare sima2.
2.
echinus ( def 2c ).

Origin:
1555–65; < Latin < Greek kȳmátion, equivalent to kȳmat- (stem of kŷma wave; see cyma) + -ion diminutive suffix

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cymatium (sɪˈmeɪtɪəm, -ʃɪəm)
 
n , pl -tia
architect the top moulding of a classical cornice or entablature
 
[C16: see cyma]

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