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fastigium

1. The pediment of a portico, so-called in ancient architecture because it followed the form of the roof.
2. The crest or ridge of a roof.
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Fastigium, vertex, inter-ocular space, greyish-ochraceous with dark speckle.
-- Fastigium of vertex narrow and conical Hexacentrus
Body medium sized, greenish with small reddish-brown dots; fastigium narrow, acute; antennae pale-yellow.
Y anade el padre De Lubac: <<El jesuita Alexandre Fichet retomara en 1644 un proyecto analogo de ciencia universal refiriendose tambien el a nuestro Pico: en su curiosa obra, Arcana studiorum omnium Methodus et Biblioteca scientiarum librorumque earum ordine tributorum universales, dira expresamente que desea servirse de aquel metodo cabalistico qua Picus Mirandula usus sit et ad fastigium scientiarum pervenerit>>.
(2) For Archbishop Antonino, Florence was "the single summit of eloquence" ("eloquentia singulare fastigium"); the orator of the d'Este court, Ludovico Carbone, concurred: "if God came down to earth, He would certainly speak no other language than the elegant idiom of the Florentines ...
Beata igitur Virgo non in censuro venit, tametsi enim in Del Matrem electa, ad hoc tamen fastigium evecta non fuit, ut posset panem in corpus, vinum in sanguinem Christi conservare: 224, n.
Malaysian artist Wong Hoy Cheong's Fastigium, 2005, used bamboo and netting to add a full-scale minaret to the museum's roof, evoking Guangzhou's overlooked history as a trading port for Muslim Arab merchants during the eighth century and turning discussions about globalization within the PRD toward something tangible.