Ansa



Archaeology. a looped handle, especially of a vase.
Astronomy. either of the apparent extremities of the rings of Saturn or of other planets, especially when viewed from the earth or from spacecraft under certain conditions, when they look like two handles.
Contemporary Examples

Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi told Italian news agency ansa that he had no idea whether the Vatican was tapped.
NSA Accused of Peeping On The Pope Barbie Latza Nadeau October 30, 2013

“My husband and I were in the water for more than four hours,” she said, according to ansa news service.
‘We’re Going to Die’: Survivors Recount Greek Ferry Fire Horror Barbie Latza Nadeau December 28, 2014

“We do not want any Islamic museum in Venice,” Massimo Bitonci, a senator for the Northern League told ansa news agency.
An Islamic Louvre On Venice’s Canals Barbie Latza Nadeau February 22, 2014

Historical Examples

Desiderius and his wife ansa endowed this convent with landed property which spread over all the Lombard kingdom.
The Cathedral Builders Leader Scott

One ansa, indeed, is sometimes visible without the other, and most commonly it is the Eastern one that is missing.
The Story of the Solar System George F. Chambers

ansa an·sa (ān’sə)
n. pl. an·sae (-sē)
An anatomical structure shaped like a loop or an arc.

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  • Ansae

    Archaeology. a looped handle, especially of a vase. Astronomy. either of the apparent extremities of the rings of Saturn or of other planets, especially when viewed from the earth or from spacecraft under certain conditions, when they look like two handles. ansa an·sa (ān’sə) n. pl. an·sae (-sē) An anatomical structure shaped like a loop […]

  • Ansar

    the first inhabitants of Medina to accept Islam. any of those who helped Muhammad after he began his preaching. Contemporary Examples Similarly, whether other groups like Ansar al-Sharia in Benghazi can be considered part of al Qaeda is a factual question. Obama’s Kobe Bryant-Al Qaeda Flap Daveed Gartenstein-Ross January 21, 2014 Some local media also […]



  • Ansate cross

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  • Ansate

    having a handle or handlelike part. adjective having a handle or handle-like part ansate an·sate (ān’sāt’) adj. Ansiform.



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