pons asinorum

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

Definition of pons asinorum

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

Origin and Etymology of pons asinorum

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


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