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CYMA (Gr. Kvaa, wave)

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Originally appearing in Volume V07, Page 690 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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CYMA (Gr. Kvaa, wave), in architecture, a moulding of double curvature, concave at one end, convex at the other. When the concave part is uppermost, it is called a cyma recta; but if the convex portion is at the top, it is called a cyma reversa. When the crowning moulding of an entablature is of the cyma form, it is called a " cymatium."
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