# pons asinorum

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## Latin[edit]

### Noun[edit]

- "The Bridge of Asses": the geometric theorem (Euclid's fifth) that the two angles opposite the equal sides of an isosceles triangle are also equal.
- A difficult early test that must be passed if further progress is to be made.

#### Descendants[edit]

- Dutch: ezelsbrug, ezelsbruggetje
- German: Eselsbrücke