scamillus

noun
sca·​mil·​lus | \ skəˈmiləs \
plural -es

Definition of scamillus

: a second plinth below the base of an Ionic or Corinthian column usually without moldings and of smaller size horizontally than the pedestal

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History and Etymology for scamillus

Latin, literally, little bench, diminutive of scamnum bench, stool

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“Scamillus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scamillus. Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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