Definition of anthemion in English:

anthemion

Syllabification: an·the·mi·on
Pronunciation: /anˈTHēmēən
 
/

noun (plural anthemia /-mēə/)

  • A flowerlike ornament used in the decorative arts.
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    • 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.

Origin

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

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