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LACUNAR

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Originally appearing in Volume V16, Page 56 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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LACUNAR, the Latin name in architecture for a panelled or coffered ceiling or soffit. The word is derived from lacuna, a cavity or hollow, a blank, hiatus or gap. The panels or coffers of a ceiling are by Vitruvius called lacunaria.
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