pensile

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Etymology[edit]

From classical Latin pēnsilis, from the past participle stem of pendere (to hang).

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pensile (comparative more pensile, superlative most pensile)

  1. Hanging down, suspended.
    • 1658, Sir Thomas Browne, The Garden of Cyrus (Folio Society 2007, p. 165)
      However the account of the Pensill or hanging gardens of Babylon [] is of no slender antiquity.
    • 1837 Thomas Carlyle, The French Revolution: A History
      Far aloft, over the Altar of the Fatherland, on their tall crane standards of iron, swing pensile our antique Cassolettes or Pans of Incense; dispensing sweet incense-fumes[.]

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin pēnsilis (hanging). Doublet of pesolo. Compare Portuguese pênsil.

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pensile (plural pensili)

  1. hanging, suspended

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Noun[edit]

pensile m (plural pensili)

  1. wall cabinet; wall cupboard

Latin[edit]

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pēnsile

  1. nominative neuter singular of pēnsilis
  2. accusative neuter singular of pēnsilis
  3. vocative neuter singular of pēnsilis