(in an Ionic capital) the vertical guideline through the eye of a volute, from which the form of the volute is determined.
This will be the size of the eye, and in it draw a diameter on the line of the “cathetus.”
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a female given name, form of Catherine. Contemporary Examples “O BACKS Cathie,” the headline read, splitting front-page real estate with Kate Middleton. Cathie Black’s Emails Release: 5 Juiciest Bits The Daily Beast May 2, 2013 For the sake of our novel experiment in broad-based multiracial democracy, I hope they reject the Cathie Adamses of their […]
kathisma. one of the 20 divisions of the Psalter in the Greek rite.
noun a passion for sitting down; also written kathisomania See kathisomania Word Origin Greek kathizein ‘to sit’
noun a fear of sitting down; also written kathisophobia See kathisophobia Word Origin Greek kathizein ‘to sit’