Complete Definition of "apse"

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English

Pronunciation
SAMPA: /{ps/, IPA: /æps/

Etymology
From the Latin apsis; from the Greek αÏιÏ, (h)apsis, from the verb άÏÏειν, haptein, meaning 'to fasten'.

Noun
en-noun

  1. A semicircular projection from a building, especially the rounded east-end of a church that contains the altar.
  2. astronomy|obsolete The nearest and furthest points to the centre of gravitational attraction for a body in orbit. More usually called an apsis.
  3. obsolete|or|dialectal In some local dialects and in archaic usage, an aspen tree.

Translations
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Finnish: apsis (1), alttarikomero (1)
French: abside f (1)
German: Apsis f
Italian: abside f (1)
Spanish: ábside m (1), ábsida f (1), ápside (1)

See also
w:Apse|The Wikipedia article on Apse.


Latvian

Noun
apse

  1. aspen

lv-noun-d5|ap|s|Å¡|e

Category:Latvian nouns

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