cymatium

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Latin cȳmatium ‎(an ogee”, “an Ionic volute), from the Ancient Greek κῡμάτιον ‎(kūmátion), the diminutive form of κῦμα ‎(kûma, wave”, “billow), whence cyma.

Noun[edit]

cymatium ‎(plural cymatiums or cymatia)

  1. (architecture) A molding on the cornice.
  2. (architecture) A type of molding that is wavelike in form.