- of the head, skull, or cranium
- in, on, near, or toward the head
Origin of cephalicClassical Latin cephalicus from Classical Greek kephalikos from kephal?, head from Indo-European base an unverified form ghebhel-, head, peak from source gable, Middle High German gebel, skull
- Of or relating to the head.
- Located on, in, or near the head.
Origin of cephalicFrench céphalique from Latin cephalicus from Greek kephalikos from kephalē head ; see ghebh-el- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more cephalic, superlative most cephalic)
From Middle French céphalique, from Latin cephalicus (“head”), from Ancient Greek κεφαλικός (kephalikos, “capital”), from κεφαλή (kephalē, “head”).