cymatium

noun
cy·ma·tium | \sī-ˈmā-sh(ē-)əm \
plural cymatia\sī-ˈmā-sh(ē-)ə \

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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