ansa [ an-suh ]
noun, plural an·sae [an-see] .
1. Archaeology. a looped handle, especially of a vase.
2. Astronomy. either of the apparent extremities of the rings of Saturn or of other planets, especially when viewed from the earth or from spacecraft under certain conditions, when they look like two handles.
Origin: Borrowed into English from Latin around 1655–65
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ANSA
“My husband and I were in the water for more than four hours,” she said, according to ANSA news service.
‘WE’RE GOING TO DIE’: SURVIVORS RECOUNT GREEK FERRY FIRE HORROR|BARBIE LATZA NADEAU|DECEMBER 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“We do not want any Islamic museum in Venice,” Massimo Bitonci, a senator for the Northern League told ANSA news agency.
AN ISLAMIC LOUVRE ON VENICE’S CANALS|BARBIE LATZA NADEAU|FEBRUARY 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi told Italian news agency Ansa that he had no idea whether the Vatican was tapped.
NSA ACCUSED OF PEEPING ON THE POPE|BARBIE LATZA NADEAU|OCTOBER 31, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Desiderius and his wife Ansa endowed this convent with landed property which spread over all the Lombard kingdom.
THE CATHEDRAL BUILDERS|LEADER SCOTT
One ansa, indeed, is sometimes visible without the other, and most commonly it is the Eastern one that is missing.
THE STORY OF THE SOLAR SYSTEM|GEORGE F. CHAMBERS
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