vesica piscis

noun vesica pis·cis \-ˈpiskə̇s, ˈpisə̇s, ˈpīsə̇s, ˈpēsə̇s\

Definition of vesica piscis

  1. :  a pointed oval figure typically composed of two intersecting arcs; specifically :  an aureole of this shape surrounding a representation of a sacred personage

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Origin and Etymology of vesica piscis

New Latin, literally, fish bladder

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a trip made at another's expense

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