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pis•ci•na  (pi sīnə, pi sē-),USA pronunciation n., pl.  -nae (-nē).USA pronunciation [Eccles.]
  1. Religiona basin with a drain used for certain ablutions, now generally in the sacristy.
  • Medieval Latin, special use of Latin piscīna a fish pond, swimming pool, equivalent. to pisc(is) fish + -īna, feminine of -īnus -ine1
  • 1590–1600

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piscina /pɪˈsiːnə/ n ( pl -nae / -niː/, -nas)
  1. a stone basin, with a drain, in a church or sacristy where water used at Mass is poured away
Etymology: 16th Century: from Latin: fish pond, from piscis a fish

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