testa

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin testa.

Noun[edit]

testa (plural testas or testae or testæ)

  1. Seed coat.
    The testa develops from the tissue, the integument, originally surrounding the ovule.
  2. (marine biology) The external calciferous shell, or endoskeleton, of an echinoderm; the test.

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French[edit]

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Verb[edit]

testa

  1. third-person singular past historic of tester

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Italian[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin testa.

Noun[edit]

testa f (plural teste)

  1. head
  2. (anatomy) head (of a bone)

Synonyms[edit]

  • (part of the body): capo

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Verb[edit]

testa

  1. third-person singular present indicative of testare
  2. second-person singular imperative of testare

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Related to texere (to weave) and testudo (tortoise).[1]

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Noun[edit]

testa f (genitive testae); first declension

  1. a piece of burned clay; brick, tile; earthen pot; potsherd
  2. (figuratively) a shellfish; shell; a piece of bone, skull

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative testa testae
genitive testae testārum
dative testae testīs
accusative testam testās
ablative testā testīs
vocative testa testae

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Partridge, Origins: A Short Etymological Dictionary of Modern English

Old Provençal[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin testa.

Noun[edit]

testa f (oblique plural testas, nominative singular testa, nominative plural testas)

  1. head

Portuguese[edit]

testa

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese testa, from Latin testa.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

testa f (plural testas)

  1. forehead

Romansch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin testa (pot).

Noun[edit]

testa f (plural testas)

  1. (Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan, Surmiran, Puter, Vallader) head

Usage notes[edit]

In Rumantsch Grischun, the literary standard language, testa is used in the figurative sense, and chau in the anatomical sense. Usage differs somewhat, however, between dialects.

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Sicilian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin testa (brick).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /t̪ʲɛs(ʃ)ta/
  • Hyphenation: te‧sta

Noun[edit]

testa f (plural testi)

  1. (anatomy) head
  2. intelligent person
  3. intelligence

Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

testa

  1. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of testar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present indicative form of testar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of testar.

Swedish[edit]

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Verb[edit]

testa (present testar, preterite testade, supine testat , imperative testa )

  1. try, attempt; to see if a specific action is possible; also to see if a device works properly.

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