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Scopas

[skoh-puh s]
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noun
  1. flourished 4th century b.c., Greek sculptor and architect.
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scopa

[skoh-puh]
noun, plural sco·pae [skoh-pee] /ˈskoʊ pi/, sco·pas.
  1. pollen brush.
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Origin of scopa

1795–1805; < Latin scōpae (plural, singular scopa rare) twigs, shoots
Related formssco·pate [skoh-peyt] /ˈskoʊ peɪt/, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • But whether this Scopas is the Scopas of our text and a hero of Jason's is not clear.

    Hellenica

    Xenophon

  • A copy of the Pythian Apollo by Scopas is in the same museum.

  • The third is the period of Praxiteles and Scopas, in the fourth century.

    Greek Sculpture

    Estelle M. Hurll

  • An acquaintance with the art of Scopas is extended by the study of his younger and still more important contemporary Praxiteles.

    History of Ancient Art

    Franz von Reber

  • In this master, therefore, may be recognized one whose aims were similar to those of Scopas and Praxiteles.

    History of Ancient Art

    Franz von Reber


British Dictionary definitions for scopas

Scopas

noun
  1. 4th century bc, Greek sculptor and architect
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scopa

noun plural -pae (-ˌpiː)
  1. a tuft of hairs on the abdomen or hind legs of bees, used for collecting pollen
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Word Origin

C19: from Latin, used only in pl scopae twigs, brush

SCOPA

n acronym for (in South Africa)
  1. Standing Committee on Public Accounts
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Word Origin and History for scopas

scopa

n.

tuft of hairs on a bee's leg, from Latin scopae (plural) "twigs, shoots; a broom, brush," related to scapus "shaft" (cf. scullion).

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