chrismal

chrism

[kriz-uhm]
noun
a consecrated oil, usually mixed with balsam or balsam and spices, used by certainchurches in various rites, as in baptism, confirmation, and the like.
Also, chrisom.


Origin:
before 900; learned respelling of Middle English crisme, Old English crisma < Latin chrīsma < Greek chrîsma unguent, unction

chrismal, adjective
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chrism or chrisom (ˈkrɪzəm)
 
n
a mixture of olive oil and balsam used for sacramental anointing in the Greek Orthodox and Roman Catholic Churches
 
[Old English crisma, from Medieval Latin, from Greek khrisma unction, from khriein to anoint]
 
chrisom or chrisom
 
n
 
[Old English crisma, from Medieval Latin, from Greek khrisma unction, from khriein to anoint]
 
chrismal or chrisom
 
adj

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chrism
"oil mingled with balm," O.E., from L. chrisma, from Gk. khrisma "anointing, unction." Chrisom "baptismal robe," is a c.1200 variant of this.
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