noun (plural cymas or cymae /-mē, -mī/)
- 1 Architecture A cornice molding with an S-shaped cross section. Compare with ogee.More example sentences
- The building is noted for a beautiful Baroque doorway and the heads of the lions in the cymae of the windows.
- This exceptional exhibition will cover the cymas of some of the most sumptuous halls in the Brukenthal Palace.
- The ceiling is vaulted with wooden-cavetto and decorated with beads and cymas.
- 2 Botany variant spelling of cyme.
mid 16th century: modern Latin, from Greek kuma 'wave or wavy molding'.
More definitions of cymaDefinition of cyma in:
- The British & World English dictionary