chevet

noun

che·​vet
shəˈvā
plural -s
: the apsidal eastern termination of a church choir typically having a surrounding ambulatory that opens onto a number of radiating apses or chapels
used especially of French Gothic architecture

Word History

Etymology

French, alteration of Old French chevez, from Latin capitium head covering, opening for the head, from caput head

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“Chevet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chevet. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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