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EtymologyEdit

From Latin cȳma, from Ancient Greek κῦμα (kuma).

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NounEdit

cyma (plural cymas or cymae or cymæ or cymata)

  1. (architecture) A moulding of the cornice, wavelike in form, whose outline consists of a concave and a convex line; an ogee.
  2. (botany) = cyme

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  • ‖ Cyma” listed on page 1,302 of volume II (C) of A New English Dictionary on Historical Principles [1st ed., 1893]
    Cyma (səi·mă). Also 6 syma, 6–9 sima, 7–8 scima, 8–9 cima. [mod.L., a. Gr. κῦμα anything swollen, a billow, a wave, a waved or ogee moulding, the young sprout of a cabbage (in which sense also L. cȳma, whence the botanical use).] [¶] 1. Arch. A moulding of the cornice, the outline of which consists of a concave and a convex line; an ogee. [¶] Cyma recta: a moulding concave in its upper part, and convex in its lower part. Cyma reversa (rarely inversa): a moulding convex in its upper part, and concave in its lower part. [¶] 1563 Shute Archit. Ci b, 4 partes geue also to Sima reuersa. Ibid. Ciij b, That second parte which remayneth of the Modulus ye shall geue vnto Syma. 1703 Moxon Mech. Exerc. 267 Scima reversa..Scima recta, or Ogee. 1726 Leoni Alberti’s Archit. II. 34 b, A Cima inversa of the breadth of two minutes. 1761 Brit. Mag. II. 642 The true cima, or cimaise. 1850 Leitch Müller’s Anc. Art. § 249. 258 A base of several plinths and cymas. [¶] 2. Bot. = Cyme 1 and 2. [¶] 1706 Phillips (ed. Kersey), Cyma..the young Sprout of Coleworts, or other Herbs: a little Shoot, or Branch: But it is more especially taken by Herbalists for the top of any Plant. 1775 Lightfoot Flora Scotia (1792) I. 236 The cyma, or little umbel which terminates the branches.
  • Sturgis, Russel. Cyma, in A Dictionary of Architecture and Building, Biographical, Historical,... MacMillan Co.:1901.[1]
  • cyma in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
  • ‖cyma” listed in the Oxford English Dictionary [2nd ed., 1989]

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the Ancient Greek κῦμα (kuma), from κύω (kuō, I am pregnant, I conceive).

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NounEdit

cȳma n, f (variously declined, genitive cȳmatis or cȳmae); third or first declension

  1. a young sprout of a cabbage
  2. hollow sphere
  3. spherical layer, stratum
  4. spring shoots of cabbage

DeclensionEdit

Third declension neuter.

Number Singular Plural
nominative cȳma cȳmata
genitive cȳmatis cȳmatum
dative cȳmatī cȳmatibus
accusative cȳma cȳmata
ablative cȳmate cȳmatibus
vocative cȳma cȳmata

First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative cȳma cȳmae
genitive cȳmae cȳmārum
dative cȳmae cȳmīs
accusative cȳmam cȳmās
ablative cȳmā cȳmīs
vocative cȳma cȳmae

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