- Latin mēnsa, table. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“By the way . . . "mensa" is Latin for "table," so it's not an acronym and doesn't need to be in all caps.”
“The curial mensa, which is of later origin, is of the same nature: the property reserved for the personal maintenance of the parish priest, as distinct from that applied to the expenses of worship or to the support of other clergy, has been regarded as curial mensa.”
“The Latin word mensa has for its primitive signification "a table for meals"; it designates by extension the expenses, or better, the necessary resources of sustenance, and generally, all the resources for personal support.”
“On it was placed horizontally a slab of marble, called the mensa, on which Mass was celebrated.”
“The altar itself, called mensa (table), was generally made of wood, but sometimes of stone, and was covered over with linen cloths.”
“(for in that case every benefice would be a mensa, which is untrue); it is necessary that there be a partition made in the property of one particular church so as to appropriate certain property to the maintenance of the prelate or rector, or of the clergy subject to him; it follows, therefore, that the administration of this property belongs to those who enjoy it.”
“This is where the city's Youth Hostel is located, but it is doubtful if even the most ardent traveller gets to discover the quirky Food & Art. This is officially a "mensa", a canteen, catering for workmen at the Giudecca's boatyards.”
“Edoceri, 21, De rescriptis), the abbatial mensa, which the abbot enjoys, is distinct from the conventual mensa, which is applied to the maintenance of the religious community.”
“supposedmensaman - Besides you being the most ignorant "mensa" ive seen here, your comment "People will start to dislike them." was the funniest thing I've seen in a while, and not for it's hate oriented speech, but if you meant it as a joke, its really really funny.”
“Maybe you should scoot on over to the mensa site, they could do with a deep surging intelect such as yours.”
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