Vesica piscis
Vesica Ve*si"ca, n. [L.] A bladder. [1913 Webster]

{Vesica piscis}. [L., dish bladder.] (Eccl. Art) A glory, or aureole, of oval shape, or composed of two arcs of circles usually represented as surrounding a divine personage. More rarely, an oval composed of two arcs not representing a glory; a solid oval, etc. [1913 Webster]


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  • Vesica piscis — La Vesica Piscis. La vesica piscis (vejiga de pez en latín) es un símbolo hecho con dos círculos del mismo radio que se intersecan de manera que el centro de cada círculo está en la circunferencia del otro. Esta forma se denomina también mandorla …   Wikipedia Español

  • Vesica piscis — Le Vesica Piscis Le vesica piscis est l intersection de deux cercles de même diamètre dont le centre de chacun fait partie de la circonférence de l autre. Le nom veut dire littéralement en latin le corps du poisson. Cette figure est aussi appelée …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Vesica piscis — The vesica piscis is a shape which is the intersection of two circles with the same radius, intersecting in such a way that the center of each circle lies on the circumference of the other. The name literally means the bladder of the fish in… …   Wikipedia

  • vesica piscis — 1) fish bladder (a figure composed of two equal and symmetrically placed circular arcs) 2) literally vessel of the fish , the Christian symbol, a stylised fish. Of pre Christian origin since it is formed from the intersection of two circles as… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • vesica piscis — /veuh suy keuh puy sis, pis is; veuh see keuh pis kis, ves i keuh/, Fine Arts. an elliptical figure in pointed form, usually one made by the intersection of two arcs and used, esp. in early Christian art, as an emblem of Christ. [1800 10; < NL… …   Universalium

  • vesica piscis — [ˌvɛsɪkə pɪskɪs, vi: ] noun (plural vesicae piscis vɛsɪki:, vi: ) a pointed oval shape used as an architectural feature and as an aureole enclosing figures such as Christ or the Virgin Mary in medieval art. Origin L., lit. fish s bladder …   English new terms dictionary

  • vesica piscis — f En el arte cristiano primitivo, figura elнptica, o con forma de almendra, que encerraba la figura de Cristo. Tambiйn llamada mandorla …   Diccionario de Construcción y Arquitectur

  • vesica piscis — ˈpiskə̇s, ˈpisə̇s, ˈpīsə̇s, ˈpēsə̇s noun Etymology: New Latin, literally, fish bladder : a pointed oval figure typically composed of two intersecting arcs; specifically : an aureole of this shape surrounding a representation of a sacred personage …   Useful english dictionary

  • Vesica — (plural vesicae) may refer too:;Anatomy *Vesica, Latin synonym of bladder, mainly used for the urinary bladder, also used for the gall bladder. * Trigonum vesicae urinariae , Latin synonym of trigone of urinary bladder;Shapes *Vesica piscis, a… …   Wikipedia

  • Vesica — Ve*si ca, n. [L.] A bladder. [1913 Webster] {Vesica piscis}. [L., dish bladder.] (Eccl. Art) A glory, or aureole, of oval shape, or composed of two arcs of circles usually represented as surrounding a divine personage. More rarely, an oval… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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