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crista

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Latin

Etymology

Confer the cer- in cerebrum ("brain", "to of the head") and in proceres ("the nobles"). Equal to the cel- in excello.

Noun

crista f.

  1. (of a helmet) the crest, the plume
    Crista galeae.
    The plume of a helmet.
    Galea decora comanti cristae.
    An helmet decorated with a plumed crest.
  2. the comb or tuft on the head of animals (most frequently of a rooster or a cock)
    Illi surgunt cristae.
    He carries his head high.
    Crista galli.
    The comb of a rooster.
  3. the tuft of leaves on plants
    Crista foliorum.
    The tuft of the leaves.
  4. (anatomy) the clitoris

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Portuguese

Noun

crista f.

  1. crest (of a helmet)

Spanish

Noun

crista f.

  1. crest (of a helmet)

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