Cymatium Cy*ma"ti*um (s?-m?"sh?-?m), n. [L., fr. Gr. ?????, dim. of ???? a wave.] (Arch.) A capping or crowning molding in classic architecture. [1913 Webster]

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  • cymatium — [si mā′shē əm] n. pl. cymatia [si mā′shēə] [L < Gr kymation, dim. of kyma, wave: see CYME] Archit. a cyma, esp. one topping an entablature …   English World dictionary

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  • Cymatium — This article is about the architectural moulding. For the genus of sea snails, see Cymatium (gastropod). Cymatium, a molding on the cornice of some classical buildings. Sometimes decorated with an anthemion. It is characteristic of Ionic columns… …   Wikipedia

  • cymatium — noun (plural cymatia) Etymology: Latin, from Greek kymation, diminutive of kymat , kyma Date: 1563 a crowning molding in classic architecture; especially cyma …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cymatium — /si may shee euhm, suy /, n., pl. cymatia / shee euh/. Archit. 1. the uppermost member of a classical cornice or of a cornice of similar form: usually a cyma recta in classical examples. Cf. sima2. 2. echinus (def. 2c). [1555 65; < L < Gk… …   Universalium

  • cymatium — noun a) A molding on the cornice. b) A type of molding that is wavelike in form …   Wiktionary

  • cymatium — cy·ma·ti·um …   English syllables

  • cymatium — cy•ma•ti•um [[t]sɪˈmeɪ ʃi əm, saɪ [/t]] n. pl. ti•a [[t] ʃi ə[/t]] archit. the uppermost member of a classical cornice: usu. a cyma recta in form • Etymology: 1555–65; < L < Gk kȳmátion, dim. of kŷma wave; see cyma …   From formal English to slang

  • cymatium — /saɪˈmeɪtiəm/ (say suy mayteeuhm) noun (plural cymatia /saɪˈmeɪtiə/ (say suy mayteeuh)) the capping moulding of a cornice, placed above the corona commonly having a cyma recta as its most important feature. {Latin, from Greek kymation, diminutive …   Australian English dictionary

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