[pir-uh-mid-ee-uh n, -on]
- a miniature pyramid, as at the apex of an obelisk.
Origin of pyramidion
1830–40; < New Latin, equivalent to pȳramid- pyramid + -ion diminutive suffix < Greek
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Examples from the Web for pyramidion
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.
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.Museum of Antiquity
L. W. Yaggy