noun, plural an·the·mi·a [an-thee-mee-uh] /ænˈθi mi ə/.
an ornament of floral forms in a flat radiating cluster, as in architectural decoration, vase painting, etc.
Origin of anthemion
< Greek anthémion,
equivalent to ánthem(on
) flower + -ion
diminutive suffix; see antho-
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Historical Examples of anthemion
So did the high-born Ajax spoil Simosius, the descendant of Anthemion.
In such wise did Ajax fell to earth Simoeisius, son of Anthemion.
Pisias objected to the marriage, and upbraided Anthemion with throwing the youth away on Ismenodora.
Mr. Goodyear has an elaborate study of the evolution of the Ionic capital (Fig. 82) from the anthemion.
But Europe was not dependent on Greek and Roman influences alone for the spread of the anthemion.
British Dictionary definitions for anthemion
noun plural -mia (-mɪə)
a floral design, used esp in ancient Greek and Roman architecture and decoration, usually consisting of honeysuckle, lotus, or palmette leaf motifs
Word Origin for anthemion
from Greek: a little flower, from anthos flower
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