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transenna

[tran-sen-uh] /trænˈsɛn ə/
noun, plural transennae
[tran-sen-ee] /trænˈsɛn i/ (Show IPA)
1.
(in early Christian architecture) an openwork screen of stone or metal enclosing a shrine.
Origin
< Latin trā(n)senna net trap for birds
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