sima 1[sahy-muh] ExamplesWord Origin noun Geology.
- an assemblage of rocks, rich in silica and magnesium, that constitutes the lower layer of the earth’s crust and is found beneath the ocean floors and the sial of continents.
Origin of sima 1German (1909), equivalent to Latin si(licium)+ ma(gnesium) Related formssi·mat·ic [sahy-mat-ik] /saɪˈmæt ɪk/, adjective sima 2[sahy-muh] noun Architecture.
- the uppermost member of a full classical order, usually a cyma recta, representing a roof gutter; cymatium.
Origin of sima 2variant ofExamples from the Web for sima Contemporary Examples of sima
I know Sima Samar, the chair of the human-rights commission there.
March 8, 2013
But rather than showing any signs of slowing down, when asked about her personal source of energy, Sima had a ready answer.
December 18, 2011
Let me tell you about Dr. Sima Samar, one of three reported “finalists.”
October 12, 2009
Historical Examples of sima
Sima was the earlier name in the MS., but was erased by Linnus.
They further mention the presence of Arabs and say that in 674 a queen named Sima ascended the throne and ruled justly.
“Sima, my dear, don’t agitate yourself,” said Sergei Modestovich in a whisper.
Rabbana Ashi (born 352, died 427) was the son of Sima, and the descendant of an ancient family.
The Batoko wife of Sima came up from the Falls, to welcome her husband back, bringing a present of the best fruits of the country.
British Dictionary definitions for sima sima noun
- the silicon-rich and magnesium-rich rocks of the earth’s oceanic crust, the most abundant individual rock being basalt
- the earth’s continental lower crust, probably comprised of gabbro rather than basalt
Derived Formssimatic (saɪˈmætɪk), adjectiveWord Origin for sima C20: from si (lica) + ma (gnesia)