[ kath-i-tuhs, kuh-thee-tuhs ]
/ ˈkæθ ɪ təs, kəˈθi təs /
noun, plural cath·e·ti [kath-i-tahy, kuh-thee-tahy]. /ˈkæθ ɪˌtaɪ, kəˈθi taɪ/.
(in an Ionic capital) the vertical guideline through the eye of a volute, from which the form of the volute is determined.
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Origin of cathetus
1565–75; <Latin (noun) <Greek káthetos perpendicular, equivalent to kathe- (see catheter) + -tos adj. suffix
Words nearby cathetus
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Example sentences from the Web for cathetus
This will be the size of the eye, and in it draw a diameter on the line of the "cathetus."Ten Books on Architecture|Vitruvius