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Vesica


Ve-si′ca

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Noun.
[L.]
A bladder.
Vesica piscis
.
[L., fish bladder.]
(Eccl. Art)
A glory, or aureole, of oval shape, or composed of two arcs of circles usually represented as surrounding a divine personage. More rarely, an oval composed of two arcs not representing a glory; a solid oval, etc.

Definition 2022


vesica

vesica

English

Noun

vesica (plural vesicae)

  1. (anatomy) A bladder, especially the urinary bladder or the gall bladder.
  2. The vesica piscis or oval aureole in mediaeval painting

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Latin

Etymology

From Proto-Indo-European *wend-tri-, see also Latin venter, uterus and German Wanst.

Pronunciation

Noun

vēsīca f (genitive vēsīcae); first declension

  1. (anatomy) bladder, urinary bladder

Inflection

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative vēsīca vēsīcae
genitive vēsīcae vēsīcārum
dative vēsīcae vēsīcīs
accusative vēsīcam vēsīcās
ablative vēsīcā vēsīcīs
vocative vēsīca vēsīcae

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Descendants

  • Portuguese: bexiga
  • Romanian: bășică, vezică
  • Romansh: vaschia, vischigia, vascheia, vschia
  • Sardinian: buscica, bussica, piscica, busuca
  • Sicilian: viscica, vuscica, buscica
  • Spanish: vejiga
  • Venetian: vesiga
  • Walloon: vexheye

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