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)
: a crowning molding in classic architecture
especially : cyma

Word History


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

First Known Use

1563, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cymatium was in 1563

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Cite this Entry

“Cymatium.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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