variants or cillery
plural -es
: the carved ornamentation of the capital of a column

Word History


alteration of earlier celure bed canopy, bed hangings, tapestry, from Middle English celure, sillour, siller, from Old French celeure ceiling, canopy, from Medieval Latin celatura canopy, carved ceiling, from Latin caelatura carving, from caelare to carve

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“Cilery.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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