Definitions

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  • n. The thick wall on the proximal side of the corpus of a pollen grain.

Etymologies

Latin cappa (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Cardinal O’Brien arrived in cappa magna, seen in Derry for the first time since Vatican II.

    Cappa Magna In Use Again

  • It acts as a particular type of receptor called a cappa (ph) receptor.

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  • The determination itself was a public disputation, after which the determiner might wear the bachelor's "cappa" and lecture on the Organon.

    Life in the Medieval University

  • (Pius XI seated upon the papal throne in papal mantum, with Cardinal deacons in cappa on either side)

    More Rare Images: Good Friday with Pius XI in the Sistine Chapel

  • While the cappa magna is not a strictly liturgical vestment, it is still a part of the prelatial choir dress, and perhaps the one that most vividly typified the prelatial dignity.

    Cappa Magna In Use Again

  • The particular cappa magna worn by the cardinal initially belonged to Cardinal Heard, the first Scots-born Cardinal appointed since the Reformation.

    Cappa Magna In Use Again

  • Questions which have arisen -- what the rubrics actually require by way of bows, what a priest does when he must offer Mass without a server, whether a layman should act as MC at pontifical ceremonies, whether an antimensium may be used, where prelates in choir should walk in procession, where the pectoral cross is worn and when the cappa magna is used -- have been researched and clarified.

    The New 15th Edition of The Ceremonies of the Roman Rite Described

  • On a credence on the left, you can see the cappa magna folded.

    A View into the Pontifical Archiepiscopal Mass in the Ambrosian Rite

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  • Add the black cappa and you have what we like to call "The Cadillac of Habits."

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