Ogee

ogee

1. A molding, the section of which is the form of the letter S, with the convex part above; cyma reversa.

2. Hence, any similar figure used for any purpose. Ogee arch, a pointed arch, each of the sides of which has the curve of an ogee, that is, has a reversed curve near the apex.

Origin: F. Ogive, augive, LL. Augiva, of uncertain origin; cf.LL. Ogis a support, prop. L. Augere to increase, strengthen, Sp. Auge highest point of power or fortune, apogee, Ar. Auj, an astronomical term.

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