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SEVERY (probably connected with the E...

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Originally appearing in Volume V24, Page 727 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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SEVERY (probably connected with the English word" sever "), in architecture, any main compartment or division of a building. The word has been supposed to be a corruption of Ciborium, as Gervase of Canterbury uses the word in this sense; but he probably alludes to the vaulted form of the upper part of the web of each severy.
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SULPICIUS SEVERUS (c. 363–c. 425)
JOHN SEVIER (1745-1815)

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