Vesica Piscis Definition

pīsĭs, pĭsĭs
A pointed oval shape used in medieval Christian art as an aureole to surround a sacred figure.
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Origin of Vesica Piscis

  • New Latin vēsīca piscis Latin vēsīca bladder Latin piscis genitive of piscis fish (from the resemblance in shape)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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