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tau cross

noun
1.
a T -shaped cross.
Also called St. Anthony's cross.
Origin of tau cross
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English
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  • Odo, Bishop of Bayeux, is represented on his great seal with a short staff, with a tau-cross or crutch head.

  • Another interesting form of the cross is the tau-cross, so called because shaped like the Greek letter tau (T).

    The Worship of the Church Jacob A. Regester
  • The figure found in the tau-cross was the symbol of eternal life with the ancient Egyptians.

    The Worship of the Church Jacob A. Regester
British Dictionary definitions for tau-cross

tau cross

noun
1.
a cross shaped like the Greek letter tau Also called Saint Anthony's cross
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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