noun, plural pon·tes [pon-teez] /ˈpɒn tiz/. Anatomy.
Origin of pons
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Balzac gives in his 'Cousin Pons' a vivid delineation of such a person.The Book-Hunter in London
The Abbe Pons declared him to be the superior of the marshal of the same name.A Book about Doctors
John Cordy Jeaffreson
Pons—that was the clerk's name—went at once to the hotel and saw the Goolds.Remarkable Rogues
The Signeurs de Pons and de Soubise may also have been present.A Decade of Italian Women, v. II (of 2)
T. Adolphus Trollope
Pons never gave more than a hundred francs for any purchase.Cousin Pons
Honore de Balzac
noun plural pontes (ˈpɒntiːz)
Word Origin for pons
"bridge," in various Latin expressions, from Latin pons "bridge, connecting gallery, walkway," earlier probably "way, passage," from PIE *pent- "to go, tread" (see find (v.)). Especially pons asinorum "bridge of asses," nickname for the fifth proposition of the first book of Euclid, which beginners and slow wits find difficulty in "getting over": if two sides of a triangle are equal, the angles opposite these sides are also equal.