from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See cyma.
- n. The topmost molding of a classical cornice.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A molding on the cornice.
- n. A type of molding that is wavelike in form.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A capping or crowning molding in classic architecture.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In architecture, a cyma; a molding composed of the cyma.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (architecture) a molding for a cornice; in profile it is shaped like an S (partly concave and partly convex)
Its cymatium is one seventh of the whole height of the frieze, and the projection of the cymatium is the same as its height.
Eva Leplat carves the cymatium band on a block from the first arch.
The final step in this process is the carving of the decoration (a Lesbian cymatium and several rows of bead-and-reel) onto the new block.
Its cymatium ought to be one sixth of the jamb, with a projection equivalent to its height.
To the right and left of the lintel, which rests upon the jambs, there are to be projections fashioned like projecting bases and jointed to a nicety with the cymatium itself.
The cymatium here is one sixth of the whole height of this part.
The style of carving of the cymatium with its astragal should be the Lesbian.
The corona with its cymatium, but not including the sima, has the height of the middle fascia of the architrave, and the total projection of the corona and dentils should be equal to the height from the frieze to the cymatium at the top of the corona.
The cymatium of the architrave should be one seventh of the height of the whole architrave, and its projection the same.
The width of the faces of the jambs should be one fourteenth of the height of the aperture, and the cymatium one sixth of the width.