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pons asinorum

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noun pons asi·no·rum \ˈpänz-ˌa-sə-ˈnȯr-əm\

Definition of pons asinorum

  1. :  a critical test of ability or understanding; also :  stumbling block



Origin of pons asinorum

New Latin, literally, asses' bridge, name applied to the proposition that the base angles of an isosceles triangle are equal


First Known Use: 1751

Rhymes with pons asinorum


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