noun, plural men·sas, men·sae [men-see] /ˈmɛn si/ for 1, genitive men·sae for 2.
- mens rea,
- mens sana in corpore sano,
Origin of mensa
Origin of Mensa
a mensa et thoro
Origin of a mensa et thoro
Examples from the Web for mensa
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Curtis put up on his MySpace page a fake certificate proclaiming himself a member of Mensa, leaving Dutschke outraged.
Sometimes the recess is rectangular instead of arched, and is then called by De Rossi sepolcro a mensa, or table tomb.
Louis got a demand for separation a mensa et thoro, formulated by Madame de Montespan, brought before the Chtelet.Princes and Poisoners|Frantz Funck-Brentano
At the end opposite the entrance is a large sepolcro a mensa, in front of which is a dais elevated two steps.
On this chart the Mensa is shown in a position which is unmistakable.Tent Work in Palestine|Claude Reignier Conder
You should have gone to the ecclesiastical court and there obtained against your wife a decree a mensa et thoro.
noun Latin genitive Mensae (ˈmɛnsiː)
Word Origin for Mensa
a mensa et thoro
Word Origin for a mensa et thoro
"altar top," 1848, Latin, literally "table," also "meal, supper," and "altar, sacrificial table," hence used in Church Latin for "upper slab of a church altar" (see mesa). With a capital M-, the name of an organization for people of IQs of 148 or more founded in England in 1946, the name chosen, according to the organization, to suggest a "round table" type group. The constellation was originally Mons Mensae "Table Mountain."
La Caille, who did so much for our knowledge of the southern heavens, formed the figure from stars under the Greater Cloud, between the poles of the equator and the ecliptic, just north of the polar Octans; the title being suggested by the fact that the Table Mountain, back of Cape Town, "which had witnessed his nightly vigils and daily toils," also was frequently capped by a cloud. [Richard Hinckley Allen, "Star Names and Their Meanings," London: 1899]