cymatium

noun
cy·​ma·​tium | \ sī-ˈmā-sh(ē-)əm How to pronounce cymatium (audio) \
plural cymatia\ sī-​ˈmā-​sh(ē-​)ə How to pronounce cymatium (audio) \

Definition of cymatium

: a crowning molding in classic architecture especially : cyma

First Known Use of cymatium

1563, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cymatium

Latin, from Greek kymation, diminutive of kymat-, kyma

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“Cymatium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cymatium. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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