- the fillet above the cyma of a cornice.
- (on an Attic base) either of the fillets above and below the scotia.
Origin of supercilium
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Word Origin and History for supercilia
1560s, Latin, literally "eyebrow, ridge, summit; haughtiness" (see supercilious).
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- The eyebrow.
- An individual hair of the eyebrow.
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