bursa

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From the Medieval Latin bursa (purse); compare purse.

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bursa (plural bursae or bursæ)

  1. (anatomy) Any of the many small fluid-filled sacs located at the point where a muscle or tendon slides across bone. These sacs serve to reduce friction between the two moving surfaces.

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Latin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Medieval Latin; from the Ancient Greek βύρσα (búrsa, hide, wine-skin).

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bursa f (genitive bursae); first declension

  1. (originally) oxhide, animal skin
  2. (by extension) purse, especially one made of skin or leather
  3. supply of money, funds
  4. pension

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bursa

  1. purse (for money)
  2. wallet
  3. stock market

Romansch[edit]

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  • (Sursilvan, Puter, Vallader) buorsa

Etymology[edit]

From Medieval Latin bursa, from Ancient Greek βύρσα (búrsa, hide, wine-skin).

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bursa f (plural bursas)

  1. (Rumantsch Grischun, Sutsilvan, Surmiran) purse
  2. (Rumantsch Grischun, Sutsilvan, Surmiran) exchange