Cyma definition

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Either of two moldings, cyma recta or cyma reversa, having an undulating or S-shaped profile, used especially in classical architecture.
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(archit.) A molding of a cornice, whose profile is a line partly convex and partly concave.
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(architecture) A moulding of the cornice, wavelike in form, whose outline consists of a concave and a convex line; an ogee.
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(botany) = cyme.
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Noun

Singular:
cyma
Plural:
cymae, cym, cymas, cymata

Origin of cyma

  • New Latin cȳma from Greek kūma wave, cyma from kuein to swell keuə- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin cȳma, from Ancient Greek κῦμα (kuma).

    From Wiktionary