osculum


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osculum

[′äs·kyə·ləm]
(invertebrate zoology)
An excurrent orifice in Porifera.
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Maybe this spicule is principalia of the sieve plate which forms the principal attachment of the sieve plate to the margin of the main osculum. Fusion between choanosomal spicules was observed in the holotype only in some large spicules at the basal part.
It is defined in the long article on kissing in Zedler's Universal-Lexikon as follows: 'Osculum amicitiae, ein Freundschafts-Kuss, ist, wenn zwey gute Freunde aus sonderlicher Gewogenheit and recht hertzlichem Vertrauen einer des andern Lippen beruhren.' (13) Here, too, there is no suggestion that we are talking about a man and a woman--quite the contrary, hetero-kissing is dealt with separately in the article.
Panegyris announces her plan to kill their father with kindness: she says they will make the first move by kissing him (farre advorsum homini occupemus osculum, 89).
"Basium" was the kiss exchanged by acquaintances, "osculum" the kiss between close friends and "suavium" the kiss between lovers.
Thus it is that, although Bray explicitly denies the centrality of sexuality as definitive of the relationships he wants to recover, the book makes an implicit connection between the erotics of friendship ("the body of my friend") and the symbolic erotics of peacemaking and reconciliation through the body of Christ--through communion, and the osculum pacis or "kiss of peace." Communion and the kiss of peace themselves symbolize the capacity of sworn friendship to bring about reconciliation and make peace in a wider social and familial context.
Romans had three kisses: Basium on the lips, Osculum on the cheek and Suavium, the full monty.
This motion creates a vacuum that sucks water into the chambers and is expelled through the osculum at the top.
This trinitarian expression is seen in Bernard's exegesis of "the kiss of the mouth" (osculum de ore), which he clearly distinguishes from "the kiss of the kiss" (osculum de osculo).(67) The first is the kiss that is the trinitarian love between the Father and the Son, namely, the Holy Spirit.(68) In the constitutive sense this kiss is restricted to the inner trinitarian life.
The Romans had three different types of kisses - Basium, the kiss on the lips; Osculum, a friendly kiss on the cheek, and Suavium, the full works.