an apse, as of a Gothic cathedral.

Origin of chevet

1800–10; < French, earlier chevès, Old French chevezLatin capitium opening or covering for the head. See caput Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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a semicircular or polygonal east end of a church, esp a French Gothic church, often with a number of attached apses

Word Origin for chevet

C19: from French: pillow, from Latin capitium, from caput head
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