concha

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin concha

Noun[edit]

concha ‎(plural conchas or conchae or conchæ)

  1. Any shell-shaped structure.
  2. (anatomy) The deepest indentation of the cartilage of the human ear, attaching to the mastoid bone.
  3. (architecture) An apse, or the plain semidome of an apse.

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, konkhē) 'shell, mussel'.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

concha f ‎(genitive conchae); first declension

  1. bivalve; mussel; mollusk
  2. oyster shell, pearl oyster
  3. a vessel for holding oil, unguents, salt, etc
  4. holy water font
  5. the triton's trumpet, in form like a snail shell

Declension[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative concha conchae
genitive conchae conchārum
dative conchae conchīs
accusative concham conchās
ablative conchā conchīs
vocative concha conchae

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • concha in Charlton T. Lewis & 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, 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 *konkho-[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkõ.ʃɐ/
  • Hyphenation: con‧cha

Noun[edit]

concha f (plural conchas)

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

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

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

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin conchula < concha, from Ancient Greek κόγχη ‎(kónkhē, konkhē) "mussel".

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

concha f ‎(plural conchas)

  1. seashell
  2. shell (mollusk)
  3. (vulgar, Latin America) cunt

Derived terms[edit]