testis

testis
testis (pl. testes), 1704, from L. testis "testicle," usually regarded as a special application of testis "witness" (see TESTAMENT (Cf. testament)), presumably because it "bears witness" to virility (Cf. Gk. parastates, lit. "one that stands by;" and Fr. slang témoins, lit. "witnesses"). But Buck thinks Gk. parastatai "testicles" has been wrongly associated with the legal sense of parastates "supporter, defender" and suggests instead parastatai in the sense of twin "supporting pillars, props of a mast," etc. Walde, meanwhile, suggests a connection between testis and testa "pot, shell, etc."

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  • TESTIS — Isidoro, a quo quaeritur veritas in iudicio, quem quisque ante iudicium sibi placitis alligat, ne ei sit postea liberum, aut dissunulare aut subtrahere se: Unde alligatus quoque Cicer. l. 2. ad Q. Fratr. Ep. 3. Nerius index edidit ad alligatos,… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Testis — Tes tis, n.; pl. {Testes}. [L.] (Anat.) A testicle. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • testis — testis. См. семенник. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • Testis — (lat.), 1) der Zeuge; T, ocularis, der Augenzeuge; 2) s. Testes …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • testis — index witness Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Testis — ⇒ Hoden …   Deutsch wörterbuch der biologie

  • tèstis — m anat. muška spolna žlijezda; mudo, jaje, sjemenik ✧ {{001f}}lat …   Veliki rječnik hrvatskoga jezika

  • testis — ► NOUN (pl. testes) Anatomy & Zoology ▪ an organ which produces sperm. ORIGIN Latin (see TESTICLE(Cf. ↑testicular)) …   English terms dictionary

  • testis — [tes′tis] n. pl. testes [tes′tēz΄] [L] TESTICLE …   English World dictionary

  • Testis — Der Hoden [ˈhoːdn̩] oder (seltener) der/die Hode [ˈhoːdə] (v. mittelhochdt.: hode, v. althochdt.: hodo, v. idg.: *skeu(t) „bedecken, verhüllen“) oder der Testikel (v. lat.: testiculus, Vkl. von testis Zeuge [der Virilität], Hode, Plural:… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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