chevet

noun
che·​vet | \ shəˈvā \
plural -s

Definition of chevet

: 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

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History and Etymology for chevet

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 14 Apr. 2021.

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