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

Word History


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

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“Scamillus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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