vesica piscis

vesica piscis

[vuh-sahy-kuh pahy-sis, pis-is; vuh-see-kuh pis-kis, ves-i-kuh]
noun Fine Arts.
an elliptical figure in pointed form, usually one made by the intersection of two arcs and used, especially in early Christian art, as an emblem of Christ.

Origin:
1800–10; < Neo-Latin vēsīca piscis literally, bladder of a fish

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