[si-mey-shee-uh m, sahy-]
Origin of cymatium
1555–65; < Latin < Greek kȳmátion, equivalent to kȳmat- (stem of kŷma wave; see cyma) + -ion diminutive suffix
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Examples from the Web for cymatium
The cymatium here is one sixth of the whole height of this part.
The style of carving of the cymatium with its astragal should be the Lesbian.
Let the rest, excluding the cymatium, be divided into twelve parts.
Its cymatium is one seventh of the whole height of the frieze, and the projection of the cymatium is the same as its height.
The cymatium of the architrave should be one seventh of the height of the whole architrave, and its projection the same.
- architect the top moulding of a classical cornice or entablature
C16: see cyma
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