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cyma reversa

[ ri-vur-suh ]

noun

, Architecture.
  1. a cyma whose convex part projects beyond the concave part.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of cyma reversa1

1555–65; < New Latin: literally, reversed cyma

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Example Sentences

The Doric cyma is commonly called the beak-moulding, the Lesbian cyma the cyma reversa.

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