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[si-mey-shee-on, sahy-]
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noun, plural cy·ma·ti·a [si-mey-shee-uh, sahy-] /sɪˈmeɪ ʃi ə, saɪ-/.
  1. cymatium.
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[si-mey-shee-uh m, sahy-]
noun, plural cy·ma·ti·a [si-mey-shee-uh, sahy-] /sɪˈmeɪ ʃi ə, saɪ-/. Architecture.
  1. the uppermost member of a classical cornice or of a cornice of similar form: usually a cyma recta in classical examples.Compare sima2
  2. echinus(def 2c).
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Origin of cymatium

1555–65; < Latin < Greek kȳmátion, equivalent to kȳmat- (stem of kŷma wave; see cyma) + -ion diminutive suffix
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British Dictionary definitions for cymatia


noun plural -tia (-tɪə, -ʃɪə)
  1. architect the top moulding of a classical cornice or entablature
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Word Origin

C16: see cyma
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