Scotia meaning

skōshə
A hollow concave molding at or near the base of a column.
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A medieval and poetic name for Scotland.
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A deep concave molding, esp. at the base of a column.
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(architecture) A concave molding with a lower edge projecting beyond the top.
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Origin of scotia

  • Latin from Greek skotiā from feminine of skotios dark, shadowy (from the shadow it casts) from skotos darkness

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin scotia, from Ancient Greek σκοτία (skotia, “dark, shadowy").

    From Wiktionary