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scotia

[skoh-shuh] /ˈskoʊ ʃə/
noun, Architecture
1.
a deep concave molding between two fillets, as in the Attic base.
Also called trochilus.
Origin
1555-1565
1555-65; < Latin < Greek skotía darkness (from its shadow)

Scotia

[skoh-shuh] /ˈskoʊ ʃə/
noun, Literary.
1.
Origin
< Latin: Scotland. See Scot, -ia
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scotia

/ˈskəʊʃə/
noun
1.
a deep concave moulding, esp one used on the base of an Ionic column between the two torus mouldings
Word Origin
C16: via Latin from Greek skotia, from skotos darkness (from the shadow in the cavity)
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