testa

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Latin testa.

NounEdit

testa (plural testas or testae or testæ)

  1. Seed coat.
    The testa develops from the tissue, the integument, originally surrounding the ovule.
  2. (marine biology) The external calciferous shell, or endoskeleton, of an echinoderm; the test.

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FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

testa

  1. third-person singular past historic of tester

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ItalianEdit

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PronunciationEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin testa.

NounEdit

testa f (plural teste)

  1. head
  2. (anatomy) head (of a bone)

SynonymsEdit

  • (part of the body): capo

Related termsEdit

VerbEdit

testa

  1. third-person singular present indicative of testare
  2. second-person singular imperative of testare

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Related to texere (to weave) and testudo (tortoise).[1]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

testa f (genitive testae); first declension

  1. a piece of burned clay; brick, tile; earthen pot; potsherd
  2. (figuratively) a shellfish; shell; a piece of bone, skull

InflectionEdit

First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative testa testae
genitive testae testārum
dative testae testīs
accusative testam testās
ablative testā testīs
vocative testa testae

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit

  • testuātium
  • testūdineātus

DescendantsEdit


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Partridge, Origins: A Short Etymological Dictionary of Modern English

Old ProvençalEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin testa.

NounEdit

testa f (oblique plural testas, nominative singular testa, nominative plural testas)

  1. head

PortugueseEdit

testa

EtymologyEdit

From Old Portuguese testa, from Latin testa.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

testa f (plural testas)

  1. forehead

RomanschEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin testa (pot).

NounEdit

testa f (plural testas)

  1. (Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan, Surmiran, Puter, Vallader) head

Usage notesEdit

In Rumantsch Grischun, the literary standard language, testa is used in the figurative sense, and chau in the anatomical sense. Usage differs somewhat, however, between dialects.

SynonymsEdit


SicilianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin testa (brick).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /t̪ʲɛs(ʃ)ta/
  • Hyphenation: te‧sta

NounEdit

testa f (plural testi)

  1. (anatomy) head
  2. intelligent person
  3. intelligence

SpanishEdit

VerbEdit

testa

  1. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of testar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present indicative form of testar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of testar.

SwedishEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

testa (present testar, preterite testade, supine testat , imperative testa )

  1. try, attempt; to see if a specific action is possible; also to see if a device works properly.

ConjugationEdit

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