|Easton's Bible Dictionary|
The ornamental head or capital of a pillar. Three Hebrew words are so rendered.
(1.) Cothereth (1 Kings 7:16; 2 Kings 25:17; 2 Chronicles 4:12), meaning a "diadem" or "crown."
(2.) Tzepheth (2 Chronicles 3:15).
(3.) Rosh (Exodus 36:38; 38:17, 19, 28), properly a "head" or "top."
Noah Webster's Dictionary
1. (n.) A capital [Obs.] See Chapital.
2. (n.) A summary in writing of such matters as are to be inquired of or presented before justices in eyre, or justices of assize, or of the peace, in their sessions; -- also called articles.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
See ARCHITECTURE; JACHIN AND BOAZ; TEMPLE, II, 4.
Chapiter (8 Occurrences)
1 Kings 7:16 And he made two chapiters of molten brass, to set upon the tops of the pillars: the height of the one chapiter was five cubits, and the height of the other chapiter was five cubits: (Root in KJV YLT)
1 Kings 7:17 And nets of checker work, and wreaths of chain work, for the chapiters which were upon the top of the pillars; seven for the one chapiter, and seven for the other chapiter. (Root in KJV YLT)
1 Kings 7:18 And he made the pillars, and two rows round about upon the one network, to cover the chapiters that were upon the top, with pomegranates: and so did he for the other chapiter. (Root in KJV YLT)
1 Kings 7:20 And the chapiters upon the two pillars had pomegranates also above, over against the belly which was by the network: and the pomegranates were two hundred in rows round about upon the other chapiter. (Root in KJV YLT)
1 Kings 7:31 And the mouth of it within the chapiter and above was a cubit: but the mouth thereof was round after the work of the base, a cubit and an half: and also upon the mouth of it were gravings with their borders, foursquare, not round. (KJV YLT)
2 Kings 25:17 The height of the one pillar was eighteen cubits, and the chapiter upon it was brass: and the height of the chapiter three cubits; and the wreathed work, and pomegranates upon the chapiter round about, all of brass: and like unto these had the second pillar with wreathed work. (KJV YLT)
2 Chronicles 3:15 Also he made before the house two pillars of thirty and five cubits high, and the chapiter that was on the top of each of them was five cubits. (KJV)
Jeremiah 52:22 And a chapiter of brass was upon it; and the height of one chapiter was five cubits, with network and pomegranates upon the chapiters round about, all of brass. The second pillar also and the pomegranates were like unto these. (KJV YLT)