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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.

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Chisholm, Hugh, General Editor. Entry for 'Lacunar'. 1911 Encyclopedia Britanica. 1910.

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