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scotia

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noun sco·tia \ˈskō-sh(ē-)ə, -tē-ə\

Definition of scotia

  1. :  a concave molding used especially in classical architecture in the bases of columns



Origin of scotia

Latin, from Greek skotia, from feminine of skotios dark, shadowy, from skotos darkness — more at shade


First Known Use: 1563

Rhymes with scotia


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