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anthemion

[an-thee-mee-uh n] /ænˈθi mi ən/
noun, plural anthemia
[an-thee-mee-uh] /ænˈθi mi ə/ (Show IPA)
1.
an ornament of floral forms in a flat radiating cluster, as in architectural decoration, vase painting, etc.
Also called honeysuckle ornament.
Origin of anthemion
1860-1865
1860-65; < Greek anthémion, equivalent to ánthem(on) flower + -ion diminutive suffix; see antho-
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anthemion

/ænˈθiːmɪən/
noun (pl) -mia (-mɪə)
1.
a floral design, used esp in ancient Greek and Roman architecture and decoration, usually consisting of honeysuckle, lotus, or palmette leaf motifs
Word Origin
from Greek: a little flower, from anthos flower
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