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pons as·i·no·rum  audio  (pnz s-nôrm, -nrm) KEY 

NOUN:
A problem that severely tests the ability of an inexperienced person.

ETYMOLOGY:
New Latin pns asinrum, bridge of fools (nickname of the Fifth Proposition in the Elements of Euclid, due to its difficulty) : Latin pns, bridge + Latin asinrum, genitive pl. of asinus, ass, fool


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