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CATHETUS (Gr. K60ero3, a perpendicula...

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Originally appearing in Volume V05, Page 532 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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CATHETUS (Gr. K60ero3, a perpendicular line), in architecture the eye of the volute, so termed because its position is determined, in an Ionic or voluted capital, by a line let down from the point in which the volute generates.
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