concha

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Late Latin concha (a mussel shell). Doublet of conch.

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Noun[edit]

concha (plural conchae or conchæ)

  1. Any shell-shaped structure:
    1. (anatomy) The deepest indentation of the cartilage of the human ear, attaching to the mastoid bone and leading to its central opening.
    2. (anatomy) Alternative form of nasal concha.
  2. (architecture) An apse, or the plain semidome of an apse.

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Interlingua[edit]

Noun[edit]

concha (plural conchas)

  1. Conch shell.
  2. External ear.

Latin[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek κόγχη (kónkhē, a mussel or cockle; a shell-like cavity).

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Noun[edit]

concha f (genitive conchae); first declension

  1. A bivalve shellfish; a mollusk:
    1. A pearl oyster.
      1. A pearl.
    2. The purple-fish.
  2. A mussel shell.
    1. A snailshell.
    2. The Triton's trumpet, in form like a snailshell.
  3. Objects in the form of a mussel shell:
  4. A vessel for holding oil, unguents, salt, etc.
  5. Synonym of cunnus.

Declension[edit]

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative concha conchae
Genitive conchae conchārum
Dative conchae conchīs
Accusative concham conchās
Ablative conchā conchīs
Vocative concha conchae

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Descendants[edit]

  • Albanian: kungë
  • English: concha
  • French: conche, French: conque
  • Galician: cunca, Galician: cuncha
  • Italian: conca
  • Polish: koncha
  • Portuguese: conca, Portuguese: concha
  • Sicilian: conca
  • Spanish: concha, Spanish: conca, Spanish: cuenca

References[edit]

  • concha in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • concha in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • concha in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • concha in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • concha in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *concla, from Latin conchula, diminutive of concha, from Ancient Greek κόγχη (kónkhē), from Proto-Indo-European *kongʰo-[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkõ.ʃa/, [ˈkõ.ʃɐ], [ˈkõw̃.ʃɐ]
  • Hyphenation: con‧cha

Noun[edit]

concha f (plural conchas)

  1. seashell
  2. the shell of any mollusk
  3. scoop; ladle (specialised spoon for serving)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Douglas Harper (2001–2021), “conch”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin conchula, diminutive of concha, from Ancient Greek κόγχη (kónkhē, mussel). Cognate with cuenca (basin, socket).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkont͡ʃa/, [ˈkõnʲ.t͡ʃa]

Noun[edit]

concha f (plural conchas)

  1. seashell
    Synonym: (Isleño) coquilla
  2. shell (mollusk)
  3. (Mexico) a type of sweet bread (one that resembles a shell in design and decoration)
  4. (vulgar, Argentina and Uruguay) pussy, cunt

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