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See also apsē
apse (plural apses)
- (architecture) A semicircular projection from a building, especially the rounded east end of a church that contains the altar.
- The bishop's seat or throne in ancient churches.
- A reliquary, or case in which the relics of saints were kept.
- (astronomy, obsolete) The nearest and furthest points to the centre of gravitational attraction for a body in orbit. More usually called an apsis.
- (obsolete or dialectal) In some local dialects and in archaic usage, an aspen tree.
a semicircular projection from a building
astronomy: apsis — see apsis
obsolete or dialectal: aspen tree — see aspen
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See also 
apse f, 5th declension
- aspen tree (esp. Populus tremula)
- apses koksne — aspen wood
- smaržīgā apse — fragrant aspen
- ātraudzīgā apse — fast-growing aspen
- trīc kā apšu lapa — (s/he) trembles like an aspen leaf