cymatium

[ si-mey-shee-uhm, sahy- ]
/ sɪˈmeɪ ʃi əm, saɪ- /

noun, plural cy·ma·ti·a [si-mey-shee-uh, sahy-]. /sɪˈmeɪ ʃi ə, saɪ-/. Architecture.

the uppermost member of a classical cornice or of a cornice of similar form: usually a cyma recta in classical examples.Compare sima2

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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 cymatium

cymatium
/ (sɪˈmeɪtɪəm, -ʃɪəm) /

noun plural -tia (-tɪə, -ʃɪə)

architect the top moulding of a classical cornice or entablature

Word Origin for cymatium

C16: see cyma
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