vesica piscis

[ vuh-sahy-kuh -pahy-sis, pis-is; vuh-see-kuh -pis-kis, ves-i-kuh ]
/ vəˈsaɪ kə ˈpaɪ sɪs, ˈpɪs ɪs; vəˈsi kə ˈpɪs kɪs, ˈvɛs ɪ kə /

noun Fine Arts.

an elliptical figure in pointed form, usually one made by the intersection of two arcs and used, especially in early Christian art, as an emblem of Christ.

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Origin of vesica piscis

First recorded in 1800–10, vesica piscis is from New Latin vēsīca piscis literally, “bladder of a fish”
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