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pyramidion

[pir-uh-mid-ee-uh n, -on]
noun, plural pyr·a·mid·i·a [pir-uh-mid-ee-uh] /ˌpɪr əˈmɪd i ə/.
  1. a miniature pyramid, as at the apex of an obelisk.
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Origin of pyramidion

1830–40; < New Latin, equivalent to pȳramid- pyramid + -ion diminutive suffix < Greek
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Historical Examples of pyramidion

  • The pyramidion of the obelisk, on the other hand, was called benben by the Egyptians.

    The New York Obelisk

    Charles E. Moldenke

  • Flowers of the temple of the pyramidion were brought to him and blossoms were given to him.

    The New York Obelisk

    Charles E. Moldenke

  • This finished, sloping masses were erected against it so as to form, with the pyramidion of the first mass, a second pyramid.

  • We may believe, then, that the pyramid of the ancient empire terminated in a pyramidion.

  • The short inscriptions of the pyramidion bear the oval of the king and the name of the divinity.