pons asinorum

noun
pons asi·​no·​rum | \ ˈpänz-ˌa-sə-ˈnȯr-əm How to pronounce pons asinorum (audio) \

Definition of pons asinorum

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

First Known Use of pons asinorum

1645, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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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The first known use of pons asinorum was in 1645

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“Pons asinorum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pons%20asinorum. Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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