fenestella


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fenestella

(ˌfɛnɪˈstɛlə)
n, pl -lae (-liː)
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) RC Church a small aperture in the front of an altar, containing relics
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) ecclesiast a niche in the side wall of a chancel, in which the credence or piscina are set
3. (Architecture) architect a small window or an opening in a wall
[C18: from Latin: a little window, from fenestra window]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fenestella - oval or circular opening; to allow light into a dome or vault
opening - a vacant or unobstructed space that is man-made; "they left a small opening for the cat at the bottom of the door"
vault - an arched brick or stone ceiling or roof
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Gellius also recounts that Asconius Pedanius noted that Fenestella mistakenly wrote that Cicero pleaded for Sex.
ROYO Y GOMEZ (1945) describieron o determinaron Braquiopodos, particularmente de los grupos Spirifer y Productus, Briozoos (Fenestella), Lamelibranquios (Aviculopecten) y Corales (Chaetetes, BURGL 1957).
En Colombia, del Orden Cyclostomata (Clase Stenolaemata) se han reportado los generos Cyclotrypa y Fistulipora en el Devonico medio (McNair, 1940) y del Orden Fenestrata (Clase Stenolaemata) la especie Fenestella (Fenestrellina) harrisi del Devonico temprano (McNair, 1942).
V-VI) y varios ejemplares de fenestella confessionis, pieza que pone en contacto al fiel con la reliquia manifestando su capacidad de permitir la comunicacion con lo divino y de legitimar el altar bajo el que se situa (16).
I sensed the wind pick up outside as it blasted the side of the house and rattled the fenestella glass that was set high up in the wall.