scotia

[ skoh-shuh ]
/ ˈskoʊ ʃə /

noun Architecture.

a deep concave molding between two fillets, as in the Attic base.

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Also called trochilus.

Origin of scotia

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

Definition for scotia (2 of 2)

Scotia
[ skoh-shuh ]
/ ˈskoʊ ʃə /

noun Literary.

Origin of Scotia

<Latin: Scotland. See Scot, -ia
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British Dictionary definitions for scotia

scotia
/ (ˈskəʊʃə) /

noun

a deep concave moulding, esp one used on the base of an Ionic column between the two torus mouldings

Word Origin for scotia

C16: via Latin from Greek skotia, from skotos darkness (from the shadow in the cavity)
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