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English → English (WordNet) Definition: Equus asinus Equus asinus n 1: a wild ass of Africa [syn: African wild ass] 2: domestic beast of burden descended from the African wild ass; patient but stubborn [syn: domestic ass, donkey]
English → English (gcide) Definition: Equus asinus Ass \Ass\, n. [OE. asse, AS. assa; akin to Icel. asni, W. asen, asyn, L. asinus, dim. aselus, Gr. ?; also to AS. esol, OHG. esil, G. esel, Goth. asilus, Dan. [ae]sel, Lith. asilas, Bohem. osel, Pol. osiel. The word is prob. of Semitic origin; cf. Heb. ath?n she ass. Cf. Ease.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) A quadruped of the genus Equus (Equus asinus ), smaller than the horse, and having a peculiarly harsh bray and long ears. The tame or domestic ass is patient, slow, and sure-footed, and has become the type of obstinacy and stupidity. There are several species of wild asses which are swift-footed. [1913 Webster] 2. A dull, heavy, stupid fellow; a dolt. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Asses' Bridge. [L. pons asinorum.] The fifth proposition of the first book of Euclid, “The angles at the base of an isosceles triangle are equal to one another.” [Sportive] “A schoolboy, stammering out his Asses' Bridge.” --F. Harrison. To make an ass of one's self, to do or say something very foolish or absurd. [1913 Webster]


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