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pyramidion

[pir-uh-mid-ee-uh n, -on] /ˌpɪr əˈmɪd i ən, -ˌɒn/
noun, plural pyramidia
[pir-uh-mid-ee-uh] /ˌpɪr əˈmɪd i ə/ (Show IPA)
1.
a miniature pyramid, as at the apex of an obelisk.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; < Neo-Latin, equivalent to pȳramid- pyramid + -ion diminutive suffix < Greek
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  • Thus, there are lightning rods in the pyramidion, even in its pencil-sharp point.

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