piscinae

piscina

[pi-sahy-nuh, pi-see-]
noun, plural piscinae [pi-sahy-nee, pi-see-] . Ecclesiastical.
a basin with a drain used for certain ablutions, now generally in the sacristy.

Origin:
1590–1600; < Medieval Latin, special use of Latin piscīna a fish pond, swimming pool, equivalent to pisc(is) fish + -īna, feminine of -īnus -ine1

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piscina (pɪˈsiːnə)
 
n , pl -nae, -nas
RC Church a stone basin, with a drain, in a church or sacristy where water used at Mass is poured away
 
[C16: from Latin: fish pond, from piscis a fish]
 
piscinal
 
adj

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