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Etymology 1Edit

From Latin apsis, hapsis, from Ancient Greek ἁψίς (hapsís, arch, vault), from ἅπτω (háptō, I bind, join).

NounEdit

apse (plural apses)

 
an apse
  1. (architecture) A semicircular projection from a building, especially the rounded east end of a church that contains the altar.
    • 1960, Leo Steinberg, San Carlo Alle Quattro Fontane: A Study in Multiple Form and Architectural Symbolism
      The draughtsman could not have held the sheet with the apse at the tip, for then, instead of shading away from the edge, most of his hatched lines would begin in the uncharted middle ground of a shadeable area, to strike against the contour; []
  2. The bishop's seat or throne in ancient churches.
  3. A reliquary, or case in which the relics of saints were kept.
  4. (astronomy, obsolete) The nearest and furthest points to the centre of gravitational attraction for a body in orbit. More usually called an apsis.
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Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

apse (plural apses)

  1. (obsolete or dialectal) An aspen tree.
 Apse on Latvian Wikipedia
 
Apse

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LatvianEdit

 apse on Latvian Wikipedia
 
Apse

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Baltic *apse, from Proto-Indo-European *apsā, from *(H)osp-, already the name of the same tree. Cognates include Lithuanian ẽpušė, dialectal ãpušė, apušė̃, Old Prussian abse, Proto-Slavic *opsa (Russian, оси́на (osína), Ukrainian осина (osýna), Belarusian асіна (asína), all from earlier *opsina, Bulgarian осика (osíka), Czech dialectal and Polish osa, osina), Old High German aspa, Middle High German aspe, German Espe, Old Norse ǫsp, English asp, Swedish asp.[1]

PronunciationEdit

(file)

NounEdit

apse f (5th declension)

  1. aspen tree (esp. Populus tremula)
    apses koksneaspen wood
    smaržīgā apsefragrant aspen
    ātraudzīgā apsefast-growing aspen
    trīc kā apšu lapa(s/he) trembles like an aspen leaf

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Karulis, Konstantīns (1992), “apse”, in Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca (in Latvian), Rīga: AVOTS, →ISBN

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