Definition of absida
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Orthography ID = 2000261
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LNS
absīda, absīdae
ab, sis, abs, is
ἁψίς
noun (f., 1st declension)
  1. a fitting together, an arch or vault
  2. the choir
  3. The circle which a star describes in its orbit
  4. A round dish or bowl
Abbreviations
absis or apsis, īdis (collat. form ab-sīda, ae, Paul. Ep. 12; cf. Isid. Orig. 15, 8, 7), f., = ἁψίς, lit. a fitting together in a circular form, hence an arch or vault. Plin. Ep. 2, 17 (but in Plin. 36, 12, 17, the correct read. is aspidem, v. Sillig ad h. l.).

—In a church, the choir, Isid. Orig. 15, 18, 7, and Paul. Ep. 12 (in both of which it is doubtful whether absis, idis, or absida, ae, should be read; cf. Areval upon Isid. l. c.).

— The circle which a star describes in its orbit, Plin. 2, 18, 16, § 79; cf. id. 2, 15, 13, § 63.

— A round dish or bowl, Dig. 34, 2, 19, § 6; ib. Fragm. 32, § 1.
 
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