Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The topmost molding of a classical cornice.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In architecture, a cyma; a molding composed of the cyma.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Arch.) A capping or crowning molding in classic architecture.

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  • noun architecture A molding on the cornice.
  • noun architecture A type of molding that is wavelike in form.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun (architecture) a molding for a cornice; in profile it is shaped like an S (partly concave and partly convex)

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin cȳmatium, from Greek kūmation, diminutive of kūma, cyma; see cyma.]

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From the Latin cȳmatium ("an ogee”, “an Ionic volute"), from the Ancient Greek κυμάτιον (kūmation), the diminutive form of κῦμα (kūma, "wave”, “billow"), whence cyma.

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