chrisom

chrisom

[kriz-uhm]
noun
2.
a white cloth or robe put on a person at baptism to signify innocence.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English krysom, crysum, variant of chrism

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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

chrisom (ˈkrɪzəm)
 
n
1.  Christianity a white robe put on an infant at baptism and formerly used as a burial shroud if the infant died soon afterwards
2.  archaic an infant wearing such a robe
3.  a variant spelling of chrism

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