chevet

[ shuh-vey ]
/ ʃəˈveɪ /
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noun

an apse, as of a Gothic cathedral.

Nearby words

  1. chevalier-montrachet,
  2. chevaux-de-frise,
  3. chevee,
  4. chevelure,
  5. cheveret,
  6. cheville,
  7. cheviot,
  8. cheviot hills,
  9. chevon,
  10. chevra kadisha

Origin of chevet

1800–10; < French, earlier chevès, Old French chevezLatin capitium opening or covering for the head. See caput

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British Dictionary definitions for chevet

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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