from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In Roman antiquity, any upper garment, such as a mantle or cloak: a general term, including the toga and all garments other than those worn next to the body.
  • n. Eccles., the name given on the continent of Europe and sometimes in England to the amice. See amice, 2.
  • n. [capitalized] In zoology, a genus of dipterous insects.


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  • Ubi omnes delirabant, omnes insani, &c. hodie nauta, cras philosophus; hodie faber, cras pharmacopola; hic modo regem agebat multo sattellitio, tiara, et sceptro ornatus, nunc vili amictus centiculo, asinum elitellarium impellit.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • First come natural and necessary needs, such as, when not satisfied, produce pain, — food and clothing, victus et amictus, needs which can easily be satisfied.

    The Wisdom of Life

  • PERFECT ENDS IN - SĪ. saepiō saepīre saepsī saeptus _hedge in_ sanciō sancīre sānxī sānctus _ratify_ vinciō vincīre vinxī vinctus _bind_ amiciō amicīre ---- amictus _envelop_ fulciō fulcīre fulsī fultus _prop up_ referciō refercīre refersī refertus _fill_ sarciō sarcīre sarsī sartus _patch_ hauriō haurīre hausī haustus _draw_ sentiō sentīre sēnsī sēnsus _feel_

    New Latin Grammar

  • Nereides, collo membrisque micantibus aptat. ipsa caput distinguit acu, substringit amictus; flammea uirgineis accommodat ipsa capillis.

    The Marriage of Honorius and Maria

  • Rome, -- longa tunica et chlamyde amictus, et calceamentis quoque

    History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire — Volume 5

  • Hadrian and Leo, he appeared at Rome, — longa tunica et chlamyde amictus, et calceamentis quoque Romano more formatis.

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • So the bishop's amictus represents his chastity as does his mitra. 46 The orarium represents the yoke and burden of Christ (as in, "my yoke is easy and my burden is light," Mt 9.28) which the bishop bears. 47 The tunica represents the focus of the bishop's mind and desires on heaven. 48 The pallium, as we have seen, signifies the bishops willingness and responsibility to take on the burdens of the weak and sinful members of his flock. 49 The manipulum represents the good works of the bishop, and the annulus marks the bishop as both the vicar of Christ and as representative of the bride of Christ, the

    Hamilton: "A Liturgy of Reform"

  • mucronem absoluens purpurei capitis. uertice collectos illa exsinuabat amictus

    'Gather ye Rosebuds'

  • [Footnote 493: "Nube candentes humeros amictus, Augur

    The Iliad of Homer (1873)


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