scotia[skō′s̸hə, -shē ə]
a deep concave molding, esp. at the base of a column
Origin of scotiaClassical Latin ; from Classical Greek skotia, literally , darkness (from the shadow within the cavity) ; from skotos, darkness: see shade
Old Poet. Scotland
Origin of ScotiaLate Latin
A hollow concave molding at or near the base of a column.
Origin of scotiaLatin, from Greek skotiā, from feminine of skotios, dark, shadowy (from the shadow it casts), from skotos, darkness.
A medieval and poetic name for Scotland.
From Latin scotia, from Ancient Greek σκοτία (skotia, “dark, shadowy”).