Origin of scotia

1555–65; < Latin < Greek skotía darkness (from its shadow)
Also called trochilus.


noun Literary.
  1. Scotland.

Origin of Scotia

< Latin: Scotland. See Scot, -ia Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for scotia


  1. 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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