Praecordia


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Prae`cor´di`a


n.1.(Anat.) The front part of the thoracic region; the epigastrium.
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25) The idea of the heart as the primary organ of knowledge has left traces in English when we speak of 'learning by heart', or in the verb to record (from the Latin, to recollect = recordari) (26) Both the Greeks and Romans saw consciousness as well as knowledge residing in the chest, in heart and lungs, often called the praecordia.
definiert ,intestina, uenter\ was zumindest etwas schief ist, denn hypochondria kann naturlich weder fur uenter noch fur intestina gebraucht werden, sondern bezeichnet einen Bereich am Korper ,unterhalb der falschen Rippen'; besser das praecordia der Glossen.
ense velut stricto quotiens Lucilius ardens infremuit, rubet auditor cui frigida mens est criminibus, tacita sudant praecordia culpa, inde ira et lacrimae.
Quos (1) magus assidue strofosus misit ad almam, Ut pia pulsarent stimulis praecordia stupri.
siquidem ille irae furorem ac ferociam animi ratus circa praecordia grassari: rationis principatum ac moderamen animi in parte summa capitis sedere censuit velut speculatorem a natura perfectum: qui omnia circumspectaret: & vt auriga quadrigis: sic feruori animi atque alacritati moderatur.
The two were known to the ancient Romans as the Praecordia, the "outworks of the heart.
Boccaccio, Genealogie, book IIII, chapter xliv, 'illi praecordia aiunt ab aquila lacerari: idest a meditationibus sublimibus anxiari' ('They say the vitals are lacerated by an eagle: that is, tormented by meditations on the sublime').
rubet auditor cui frigida mens est criminalibus, tacita sudant praecordia culpa.