Definition of scotia in English:

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scotia

Pronunciation: /ˈskōSHə/

noun

(Chiefly in classical architecture) a concave molding, especially at the base of a column.

Origin

Mid 16th century: via Latin from Greek skotia, from skotos 'darkness', with reference to the shadow produced.

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Syllabification: sco·tia

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