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chasuble

[chaz-yuh-buh l, -uh-buh l, chas-] /ˈtʃæz yə bəl, -ə bəl, ˈtʃæs-/
noun, Ecclesiastical
1.
a sleeveless outer vestment worn by the celebrant at Mass.
Origin of chasuble
1250-1300
1250-1300; < French < Late Latin casubla, unexplained variant of casula hooded cloak, Latin: little house (see casa, -ule); replacing Middle English chesible < Anglo-French < Late Latin
Related forms
chasubled, adjective
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chasuble

/ˈtʃæzjʊbəl/
noun
1.
(Christianity) a long sleeveless outer vestment worn by a priest when celebrating Mass
Word Origin
C13: from French, from Late Latin casubla garment with a hood, apparently from casula cloak, literally: little house, from Latin casa cottage
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Word Origin and History for chasuble
n.

ecclesiastical vestment, c.1300, cheisible, from Old French chesible (12c., Modern French chasuble), from Medieval Latin casubla, from Late Latin *casubula, unexplained alteration of Latin casula "a little hut," diminutive of casa "cottage, house" (see casino), used by c.400 in transferred sense of "outer garment." From the notion that hooded garments resembled or suggested little houses. The English form conformed to French from c.1600.

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