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fastigium Line breaks: fas|ti¦gium
Pronunciation: /faˈstɪdʒɪəm/

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Definition of fastigium in English:

noun

1The apex or summit of something.
Example sentences
  • In most cases the eruptive fever is divided into two sections, a moderately febrile stage and a fastigium or acme.
  • The tendency for late sequelae to appear increases up to the fourth year, which represents a fastigium after which there is a decrease in the probability.
1.1 Architecture The ridge or gable end of a roof.
Example sentences
  • The fastigium was altered in the early eighteenth century by the substitution of panels of ornamental motifs for porphyry panels in the smaller squares.
  • Interestingly, the report alleges that the fastigium was decorated with two groups of statues.
  • A fastigium of silver probably spanned above the chord of the apse.

Origin

Late 17th centuryː Latin ( see fastigiate).

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