concha

See also: Concha

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin concha

NounEdit

concha (plural conchas or conchæ)

  1. Any shell-shaped structure.
  2. (anatomy) The deepest indentation of the cartilage of the human ear, attaching to the mastoid bone.
  3. (architecture) An apse, or the plain semidome of an apse.

InterlinguaEdit

NounEdit

concha (plural conchas)

  1. Conch shell.
  2. External ear.

LatinEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek κόγχη (konkhē, konkhē), from Proto-Indo-European *konkhe (shell, mussel).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

concha f (genitive conchae); first declension

  1. bivalve; mussel; mollusk
  2. oyster shell, pearl oyster
  3. a vessel for holding oil, unguents, salt, etc
  4. holy water font
  5. the triton's trumpet, in form like a snail shell

DeclensionEdit

First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative concha conchae
genitive conchae conchārum
dative conchae conchīs
accusative concham conchās
ablative conchā conchīs
vocative concha conchae

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit


PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Vulgar Latin *concla, from Latin conchula, diminutive of concha, from Ancient Greek κόγχη (konkhē), from Proto-Indo-European *konkho-[1]

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈkõ.ʃɐ/
  • Hyphenation: con‧cha

NounEdit

concha f (plural conchas)

  1. seashell
  2. the shell of any mollusk
  3. scoop (specialised spoon for serving)

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ conch” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin conchula < concha, from Ancient Greek κόγχη (konkhē, konkhē) "mussel".

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

concha f (plural conchas)

  1. seashell
  2. shell (mollusk)
  3. (vulgar, Latin America) cunt

Derived termsEdit

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