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[pi-sahy-nuh, pi-see-] /pɪˈsaɪ nə, pɪˈsi-/

noun, plural piscinae
[pi-sahy-nee, pi-see-] /pɪˈsaɪ ni, pɪˈsi-/ (Show IPA). Ecclesiastical.
a basin with a drain used for certain ablutions, now generally in the sacristy.
noun (pl) -nae (-niː), -nas
(RC Church) a stone basin, with a drain, in a church or sacristy where water used at Mass is poured away


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