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glos·sa

 (glô′sə, glŏs′ə)
n. pl. glos·sae (glô′sē, glŏs′ē) or glos·sas
1. Anatomy The tongue.
2. Zoology A tonguelike structure in the labium of an insect.

[Greek glōssa, tongue.]

glos′sal adj.

glossa

(ˈɡlɒsə)
n, pl -sae (-siː) or -sas
1. (Anatomy) anatomy a technical word for tongue1
2. (Zoology) a paired tonguelike lobe in the labium of an insect
ˈglossal adj

glos•sa

(ˈglɒs ə, ˈglɔ sə)

n., pl. glos•sae (ˈglɒs i, ˈglɔ si)
glos•sas.
1. the tongue.
2. one of a pair of median, sometimes fused lobes of the labium of an insect.
[1885–90; < Greek glôssa tongue]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.glossa - a mobile mass of muscular tissue covered with mucous membrane and located in the oral cavityglossa - a mobile mass of muscular tissue covered with mucous membrane and located in the oral cavity
organ - a fully differentiated structural and functional unit in an animal that is specialized for some particular function
articulator - a movable speech organ
mouth, oral cavity, oral fissure, rima oris - the opening through which food is taken in and vocalizations emerge; "he stuffed his mouth with candy"
gustatory organ, taste bud, tastebud - an oval sensory end organ on the surface of the tongue
pharynx, throat - the passage to the stomach and lungs; in the front part of the neck below the chin and above the collarbone
Translations

glos·sa

n. glosa, lengua.
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The faithful then went to a beach known as Glossa for the blessing of the waters.
But whereas late twelfth and early thirteenth century manuals often drew inspiration directly from Huguccio, manuals in the mid- and late-thirteenth century adopted a new starting point, the Glossa ordinaria to the Decretum.
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Ponte di Legno (Brescia) 30 giugno-4 luglio 1997, Glossa, Milano 1998, 35-76.
Alexander of Hales, Glossa in quatuor libros sententiarum, 13.
Since Paul does not actually use the phrase "natural law," Thomas also appeals to a glossa or standard medieval commentary on the passage; the gloss asserts that Paul is actually talking about the natural law.
Rabano Mauro, que ha merecido el apelativo de primus praeceptor Germaniae, fue una de las figuras intelectuales mas seneras de su epoca y sus contemporaneos lo consideraron el hombre mas sabio de su generacion, destacando como teologo, exegeta (una buena parte de la glossa ordinaria esta tomada directamente de sus comentarios biblicos), canonista, poeta, enciclopedista, consejero de reyes y emperadores.
7 l'espunzione di velpueris come glossa di omnibus e del tutto convincente: l'interpolazione risale molto probabilmente a qualche copista che deve aver sentito la mancanza di un ulteriore riferimento ai servitori del re, insistentemente menzionati nei paragrafi precedenti; speciosa e l'ipotesi che l'errore possa nascere dalla confusione grafica fra posi e paisi in un antecedente greco del testo, una genesi che P.
Et ideo acedia importat quoddam taedium operandi: ut patet per hoc quod dicitur in Glossa super illud Ps.
Es la Glossa bolognese que crea la praesumptio juris puntual y iuris et de iure, estas ultimas preclusivas a la posibilidad de suministrar la prueba en contrario, desconocida por los romanos; (72)
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