Definition of concha
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Orthography ID = 1003267
1.
LEM
concha, conchae
κόγχη
noun (f., 1st declension)
  1. a bivalve, shell - fish, mussel
  2. a mussel-shell
  3. shells were used as trumpets
  4. hence, [in poetry] the trumpet of the Triton
  5. also as vessels to hold ointment
  6. or salt
Abbreviations
concha ae, f, ko/gxh, a bivalve, shell - fish, mussel: squalentes, V.: cavae, O.: marinae, O.: viles, H.

— A mussel-shell: ostrea in conchis suis, O.

—Shells were used as trumpets

— hence, poet., the trumpet of the Triton, V., O.

— also as vessels to hold ointment, H.

— or salt, H.

— or wine, Iu.

— A pearl: Munera fert illi conchas, O.: lucida, Tb.

— A dye extracted from shell-fish: concha Sidonide tincta, O.
 
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