Invention of the cross

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Invention of the cross (Eccl) a festival celebrated May 3d, in honor of the finding of our Savior's cross by St. Helena.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The cross bow was invented by the Chinese and records of its usage goes back to as far as the Three Kingdom Period (220 a.d.-280 a.d.).
    • Invention of the Cross a festival observed on May 3, in commemoration of the alleged discovery of the true cross at Jerusalem in 326 by Helena, mother of Constantine the Great
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. invenīre, inventumin, upon, venīre, to come.

Usage

In literature:

The Invention of the Holy Cross, personated by six wily Priests.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete." by Francois Rabelais
There is an exquisite and touching reminiscence of the Gothic in the superb portal and the matchless group of the Invention of the Cross.
"Castilian Days" by John Hay
The Invention of the Holy Cross, personated by six wily Priests.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Book II." by Francois Rabelais
The cross was the invention of hate.
"Quiet Talks about Jesus" by S. D. Gordon
In one part seems to have been portrayed the invention of the Holy Cross by St Helen.
"Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 1 (of 2)" by John Roby
Are the Shaker women, of whom you approve, also to invent crosses?
"Russian Rambles" by Isabel F. Hapgood
The idea of the Air Line League as a matter of fact was first invented as a future for the Red Cross.
"The Ghost in the White House" by Gerald Stanley Lee
I bought a yacht, and invented the Society of the Scarlet Cross.
"A Coin of Edward VII" by Fergus Hume
There never was a torture, the invention of man's cruelty, as terrible as cross-examination!
"The Daltons, Volume II (of II) Or,Three Roads In Life" by Charles James Lever
Stairs down to the Chapel of the Invention of the Cross.
"Visits To Monasteries in the Levant" by Robert Curzon
This the earliest described pivotted compass was therefore of the cross-needle type, a form claimed as a new invention by Barlowe in 1597.
"On the magnet, magnetick bodies also, and on the great magnet the earth" by William Gilbert of Colchester
The commemoration of this event is called in the calendar "The Invention of the Cross," which seems to convey the idea.
"The Ship Dwellers" by Albert Bigelow Paine
Invention of the Cross; 17.
"Fine Books" by Alfred W. Pollard
The original of the section on the invention of the holy cross is still to seek.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 8" by Various
Helena did not invent the cross of Christ, in one sense of the word, because the Romans had done so before her time.
"Through East Anglia in a Motor Car" by J. E. (James Edmund) Vincent
The triple cross of the Pope is a modern invention, without ritual authority.
"The Cross in Ritual, Architecture and Art" by Geo. S. Tyack
Beneath are three predelle by Cima, with scenes from the Invention of the Cross.
"Venice and its Story" by Thomas Okey
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In science:

Nistor, Group homology and the cyclic homology of crossed products, Invent.
Equivariant Cyclic Cohomology of H-Algebras
Christiaan Huygens independently invented the filar micrometer in about 1660 and made accurate measurements of the diameters of the Moon and all the planets. The invention was made independently in Italy and by 1675 the telescopic sight with a cross wire was in common use.
Astrometry during the past 2000 years
The idea of two types of classical crossings in a long diagram, which were called ◦ (circle) and ∗ (star), was invented by V.O.
On a Generalization of Alexander Polynomial for Long Virtual Knots
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