Chrismal

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Chrismal Of or pertaining to or used in chrism.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • chrismal Pertaining to or of the nature of chrism.
    • n chrismal In the early church: The vessel or flask in which the consecrated oil or chrism was contained.
    • n chrismal A vessel for the reservation of the consecrated host.
    • n chrismal A cloth used to cover relics.
    • n chrismal The white cloth bound upon the head of one newly baptized, after the unction with chrism, for the purpose of retaining the chrism upon the head during the week. Also chrism.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Chrismal pertaining to chrism
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
LL. chrismalis,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. chresme (Fr. chrême)—Gr. chrisma, from chriein, chrisein, to anoint.

Usage

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Associated Words: chrismatory, chrismation, chrismal, cruet, ampulla, unction.
"Putnam's Word Book" by Louis A. Flemming
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