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pons (n.)

"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 also are equal. The Latin word is the source of Italian ponte, French pont, Spanish puente.

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Definitions of pons from WordNet
1
pons (n.)
a band of nerve fibers linking the medulla oblongata and the cerebellum with the midbrain;
Synonyms: pons Varolii
2
Pons (n.)
United States coloratura soprano (born in France) (1904-1976);
Synonyms: Lily Pons / Alice-Josephine Pons
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