Definition of ansa in English:

ansa

noun

Astronomy
  • Either of the (observed) extremities of Saturn's ring system, perceived to project like handles on either side of the disc of the planet.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. In some forms from French anse from classical Latin ānsa.

Pronunciation

ansa

/ˈansə/