noun Etymology: Latin, from Greek skotia, from feminine of skotios dark, shadowy, from skotos darkness — more at shade Date: 1563 a concave molding used especially in classical architecture in the bases of columns

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  • Scotia — was originally the Latin name for Ireland, known to the Romans as Hibernia. Use of the name shifted in the Middle Ages to designate Scotland, since many of the Irish Scotii colonised that area which the Romans referred to as Caledonia. Scotia was …   Wikipedia

  • Scotia — Scotia, NE U.S. village in Nebraska Population (2000): 308 Housing Units (2000): 167 Land area (2000): 0.346450 sq. miles (0.897302 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.346450 sq. miles (0.897302 sq …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • SCOTIA — varie apud maiores, verba sunt Henr. Spelmanni, sumitur: Alias pro ea Insulae parte, quae Romanis Britannia minor et secunda dicta fuit, et pro regno hodierno; Alias vero pro eiusdem parte, quae a mari Scotiaei, The water of Foth or Fryth, in… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Scotia — Sco ti*a, n. [L.] Scotland [Poetic] [1913 Webster] O Scotia! my dear, my native soil! Burns. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scotia — Sco ti*a, n. [L., fr. Gr. skoti a darkness, a sunken molding in the base of a pillar, so called from the dark shadow it casts, from sko tos darkness.] (Arch.) A concave molding used especially in classical architecture. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scotia — [skō′shə] [LL] old poet. name for SCOTLAND …   English World dictionary

  • scotia — [skō′shə, skō′shē ə] n. [L < Gr skotia, lit., darkness (from the shadow within the cavity) < skotos, darkness: see SHADE] a deep concave molding, esp. at the base of a column …   English World dictionary

  • Scotia — Der Ausdruck Scotia bezeichnet: Mehrere Ortschaften in den USA: Scotia (Kalifornien) Scotia (Nebraska) Scotia (New York) Scotia (South Carolina) Eine Unternehmensbezeichnung: Scotia Filmverleih, einen Filmverleih aus München Siehe auch: Nova… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Scotia — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Scotia (homonymie). Scotia était à l origine le nom latin désignant l Irlande (également connue des Romains sous celui d Hibernia). Cependant au Moyen Âge il devint celui se référant à l Écosse, car beaucoup des… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • scotia — Trochilus Troch i*lus, n.; pl. {Trochili}. [L. trochilus a kind of small bird. Gr. ?, fr. ? to run.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A genus of humming birds. It Formerly included all the known species. (b) Any one of several species of wrens and kinglets.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scotia — Original name in latin Scotia Name in other language State code US Continent/City America/New York longitude 42.82647 latitude 73.96429 altitude 77 Population 7729 Date 2011 05 14 …   Cities with a population over 1000 database

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