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See also: apsē

English[edit]

an apse

Etymology[edit]

Via Latin apsis, from Ancient Greek ἁψίς (hapsís, arch, vault), from ἅπτω (háptō, I bind, join).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

apse (plural apses)

  1. (architecture) A semicircular projection from a building, especially the rounded east end of a church that contains the altar.
  2. The bishop's seat or throne in ancient churches.
  3. A reliquary, or case in which the relics of saints were kept.
  4. (astronomy, obsolete) The nearest and furthest points to the centre of gravitational attraction for a body in orbit. More usually called an apsis.
  5. (obsolete or dialectal) In some local dialects and in archaic usage, an aspen tree.

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Anagrams[edit]

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Latvian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Baltic *apse, from Proto-Indo-European *apsā, from *(H)osp-, already the name of the same tree. Cognates include Lithuanian ẽpušė, dialectal ãpušė, apušė̃, Old Prussian abse, Proto-Slavic *opsa (Russian, осина (osína), Ukrainian осина (osýna), Belarusian асіна (asína), all from earlier *opsina, Bulgarian осика (osíka), Czech dialectal and Polish osa, osina), Old High German aspa, Middle High German aspe, German Espe, Old Norse ǫsp, English asp, Swedish asp.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

apse f (5th declension)

  1. aspen tree (esp. Populus tremula)
    apses koksneaspen wood
    smaržīgā apse — fragrant aspen
    ātraudzīgā apse — fast-growing aspen
    trīc kā apšu lapa — (s/he) trembles like an aspen leaf

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References[edit]

  1. ^ “apse” in Konstantīns Karulis (1992, 2001), Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca (Rīga: AVOTS) ISBN: 9984-700-12-7.