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pyramidion

[ pir-uh-mid-ee-uhn, -on ]

noun

, plural pyr·a·mid·i·a [pir-, uh, -, mid, -ee-, uh].
  1. a miniature pyramid, as at the apex of an obelisk.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of pyramidion1

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

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Example Sentences

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.

In the plate attached to his essay, Hittorf gives us a plan and elevation of the pyramidion of the smaller obelisk of Luxor.

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

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

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