noun (plural cymas or cymae /-mē/ /-mī/)
1 Architecture A cornice molding with an S-shaped cross section. Compare with ogee.
- 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.
Mid 16th century: modern Latin, from Greek kuma 'wave or wavy molding'.
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