Definition of fastigium in English:



  • 1The apex or summit of something.

    • ‘The tendency for late sequelae to appear increases up to the fourth year, which represents a fastigium after which there is a decrease in the probability.’
    • ‘In most cases the eruptive fever is divided into two sections, a moderately febrile stage and a fastigium or acme.’
    tip, peak, summit, pinnacle, top, highest part, highest point, crest, vertex
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    1. 1.1Architecture The ridge or gable end of a roof.
      • ‘The fastigium was altered in the early eighteenth century by the substitution of panels of ornamental motifs for porphyry panels in the smaller squares.’
      • ‘A fastigium of silver probably spanned above the chord of the apse.’
      • ‘Interestingly, the report alleges that the fastigium was decorated with two groups of statues.’


Late 17th century ː Latin (see fastigiate).