noun, plural cy·mae [sahy-mee] /ˈsaɪ mi/, cy·mas.
Origin of cyma
Examples from the Web for cyma
When the crowning moulding of an entablature is of the cyma form, it is called a “cymatium.”
The corona is bordered by the so-called Doric cyma, or beak-moulding, distantly resembling the scotia of Egypt and Mesopotamia.
The Doric cyma is commonly called the beak-moulding, the Lesbian cyma the cyma reversa.
The members of the entablature are exceedingly high and heavy, as are the details, down to the trunnels and cyma.
The parapet above, including its cyma and corona, is one half the height of the parapet below.Ten Books on Architecture|Vitruvius