scotia

scotia

[skoh-shuh]
noun Architecture.
a deep concave molding between two fillets, as in the Attic base.
Also called trochilus.


Origin:
1555–65; < Latin < Greek skotía darkness (from its shadow)

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Scotia

[skoh-shuh]
noun Literary.

Origin:
< Latin: Scotland. See Scot, -ia

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scotia (ˈskəʊʃə)
 
n
a deep concave moulding, esp one used on the base of an Ionic column between the two torus mouldings
 
[C16: via Latin from Greek skotia, from skotos darkness (from the shadow in the cavity)]

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