an ornament of floral forms in a flat radiating cluster, as in architectural decoration, vase painting, etc.
noun (pl) -mia (-mɪə)
a floral design, used esp in ancient Greek and Roman architecture and decoration, usually consisting of honeysuckle, lotus, or palmette leaf motifs
an ornament of floral forms in a flat radiating cluster, as in architectural decoration, vase painting, etc. Historical Examples In following this view of the history of the Ionic capital we have practically traversed that of the anthemion. Evolution in Art Alfred C. Haddon The Egyptian anthemion, derived from plants emerging from the water, has […]
adjective pertaining to music that has the qualities of an anthem, such as a serious tone and strong tune; also, regarded as an anthem Contemporary Examples The anthemic, MGMT-like “Young Blood” went viral at the end of 2010, garnering the kind of buzz people write whole books about. The Naked and Famous, New Zealand’s Synthpop […]
- Anthemius of tralles
c474–c534, Greek mathematician and architect, active in Lydia.
the pollen-bearing part of a stamen. Historical Examples Its body must be sufficiently large to come in contact with the anther. My Studio Neighbors William Hamilton Gibson They consist usually of two parts, the Filament and anther, not yet described. Proserpina, Volume 1 John Ruskin Inane, empty, said of an anther which produces no pollen, […]