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Lacunar

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.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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