Pronounced: OR-fick, adj
Notes: I am happy that I knew the origin, but even with that, I didn’t know the meaning
The word cornice means
- a mass of snow or ice built up along a mountain ridge
- the uppermost horizontal edge of a wall and its decorative treatment
Our word came into English in the mid-1500s
Background / Comments
Our word comes from the Italian word cornice (crow), which comes from the Latin word cornix. I had an idea of the second meaning, but the first one is entirely new to me.