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chevet

[ shuh-vey ]
/ ʃəˈveɪ /
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noun

an apse, as of a Gothic cathedral.

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Origin of chevet

1800–10; <French, earlier chevès,Old French chevez ≪ Latin capitium opening or covering for the head. See caput
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chevet
/ (ʃəˈveɪ) /

noun

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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