noun, plural ap·si·des [ap-si-deez] /ˈæp sɪˌdiz/.
Origin of apsis
Examples from the Web for apsis
But the choir and apsis were previously of a different æra from the rest of the edifice.Account of a Tour in Normandy, Vol. II. (of 2)|Dawson Turner
Then a man got up by the apsis and stood there half hidden by the stalactite rock.The German Lieutenant and Other Stories|August Strindberg
The tomb is in the wall, behind a range of pillars, which form a kind of open screen round the apsis.Account of a Tour in Normandy, Vol. I. (of 2)|Dawson Turner
It has two small transepts at the extremity of the nave, on each side of the apsis.
It does not span the apsis of a church; it spans rivers and valleys.
noun plural apsides (æpˈsaɪdiːz, ˈæpsɪˌdiːz)
Word Origin for apsis
"perigree of the moon, perihelion of a planet" (plural apsides), 1650s, from Latin apsis "arch, vault" (see apse).