See also: Concha

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin concha. Doublet of conch.

NounEdit

concha (plural conchas or conchae 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. (anatomy) Any of the nasal conchae.
  4. (architecture) An apse, or the plain semidome of an apse.

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InterlinguaEdit

NounEdit

concha (plural conchas)

  1. Conch shell.
  2. External ear.

LatinEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek κόγχη (kónkhē, shell, mussel), also κόγχος (kónkhos).

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 noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative concha conchae
Genitive conchae conchārum
Dative conchae conchīs
Accusative concham conchās
Ablative conchā conchīs
Vocative concha conchae

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DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • concha in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • concha in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • concha in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • concha in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • concha in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈkõ.ʃa/, [ˈkõ.ʃɐ], [ˈkõw̃.ʃɐ]
  • Hyphenation: con‧cha

NounEdit

concha f (plural conchas)

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

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Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ conch” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2020.

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin conchula, diminutive of concha, from Ancient Greek κόγχη (kónkhē, mussel). Cognate with cuenca (basin, socket).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈkont͡ʃa/, [ˈkõnʲt͡ʃa]

NounEdit

concha f (plural conchas)

  1. seashell
  2. shell (mollusk)
  3. (Mexico) a type of sweetbread (one that resembles a shell in design and decoration)
  4. (vulgar, Argentina and Uruguay) pussy, cunt

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