Definition of anthemion in English:

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Pronunciation: /anˈTHēmēən/

noun (plural anthemia /-mēə/)

A flowerlike ornament used in the decorative arts.
Example sentences
  • Or will the anthemion motif that is liberally stencilled in one shallow recess be applied to the rest of the walls?
  • Ornamental motifs such as palmettes, columns, anthemia, and lotuses, all pared down to their essential lines, were frequently used.
  • Other panels are decorated with arabesques consisting of delicate scrolls incorporating stylized sunflowers and anthemia rendered in very thin lines of ivory-colored paint.


Mid 19th century: from Greek, literally 'flower'.

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Syllabification: an·the·mi·on

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