Cyma reversa
Cyma Cy"ma (s[imac]"m[.a]) n. [NL., fr. Gr. ky^ma See {Cyme}] [1913 Webster] 1. (Arch.) A member or molding of the cornice, the profile of which is wavelike in form. [1913 Webster]

2. (Bot.) A cyme. See {Cyme}. [1913 Webster]

{Cyma recta}, or {Cyma}, a cyma, hollow in its upper part and swelling below.

{Cyma reversa}, or {Cyma Ogee}, a cyma swelling out on the upper part and hollow below. [1913 Webster]


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  • cyma reversa — noun a molding that (in section) has the shape of an S with the convex part above and the concave part below • Syn: ↑ogee • Hypernyms: ↑cyma, ↑cymatium * * * noun see cyma 1b * * * /ri verr seuh/, Arch …   Useful english dictionary

  • cyma reversa — /ri verr seuh/, Archit. a cyma whose convex part projects beyond the concave part. Also called Lesbian cyma, Lesbian cymatium. See illus. under molding. [1555 65; < NL: lit., reversed cyma] * * * …   Universalium

  • cyma reversa — cy′ma re•ver′sa [[t]rɪˈvɜr sə[/t]] n. archit. a cyma whose convex part projects beyond the concave part. • Etymology: 1555–65; < NL: lit., reversed cyma …   From formal English to slang

  • Cyma — Cy ma (s[imac] m[.a]) n. [NL., fr. Gr. ky^ma See {Cyme}] [1913 Webster] 1. (Arch.) A member or molding of the cornice, the profile of which is wavelike in form. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) A cyme. See {Cyme}. [1913 Webster] {Cyma recta}, or {Cyma},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cyma — Cy ma (s[imac] m[.a]) n. [NL., fr. Gr. ky^ma See {Cyme}] [1913 Webster] 1. (Arch.) A member or molding of the cornice, the profile of which is wavelike in form. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) A cyme. See {Cyme}. [1913 Webster] {Cyma recta}, or {Cyma},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cyma Ogee — Cyma Cy ma (s[imac] m[.a]) n. [NL., fr. Gr. ky^ma See {Cyme}] [1913 Webster] 1. (Arch.) A member or molding of the cornice, the profile of which is wavelike in form. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) A cyme. See {Cyme}. [1913 Webster] {Cyma recta}, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cyma recta — Cyma Cy ma (s[imac] m[.a]) n. [NL., fr. Gr. ky^ma See {Cyme}] [1913 Webster] 1. (Arch.) A member or molding of the cornice, the profile of which is wavelike in form. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) A cyme. See {Cyme}. [1913 Webster] {Cyma recta}, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cyma — /suy meuh/, n., pl. cymae / mee/, cymas. 1. Archit. either of two moldings having a partly convex and partly concave curve for an outline: used esp. in classical architecture. Cf. cyma recta, cyma reversa. 2. Bot. a cyme. [1555 65; < NL < Gk kyma …   Universalium

  • cyma — /ˈsaɪmə/ (say suymuh) noun (plural cymae /ˈsaɪmi/ (say suymee) or cymas /ˈsaɪməz/ (say suymuhz)) 1. Architecture a projecting moulding whose profile is a compound biconcave curve. It is called a cyma recta when the projective part is concave and… …   Australian English dictionary

  • cymareversa — cyma re·ver·sa (rĭ vûrʹsə) n. A cyma in which the upper section is convex and the lower section concave.   [New Latin cȳma reversa: cȳma, cyma + Latin reversa, feminine of reversus, turned back.] * * * …   Universalium

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