from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A short vestment worn in the Greek Church by metropolitans and in the Russian Church by all bishops. It corresponds to the Western dalmatic.
- n. In Greek antiquity, a coarse haircloth sieve; a form of head-dress resembling a bag, used instead of a not.
- n. In Gr. costume, a coarse cloth, or haircloth; a garment made of such material; in the Byzantine period, a tight-fitting undergarment worn by high dignitaries.
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Porro fuit, ipsis evacuantibus saccos suos, ecce, uniuscujusque ligatura pecuniae suae erat in sacco suo: et viderunt ligaturas pecuniarum suarum, ipsi, et pater eorum, et timuerunt.
Et praecepit praefecto domus suae, dicendo, Imple saccos virorum esca, quantum potuerint ferre, et pone pecuniam uniuscujusque in ore sacci sui,
Et fuit quum venissemus ad hospitium, et aperuissemus saccos nostros, ecce, pecunia uniuseujusque erat in ore sacci sui: pecunia nostra secundum pondus suum: et retulimus eam in manu nostra.
The _saccos_, formerly the principal vestment of the patriarchs and an emblem of sovereign power, is now common to all Russian bishops.
Mrs Linah Jebii Kilimo, assistant minister in the ministry, says saccos have mobilised huge savings from ordinary people and should invest them wisely to maximise on returns and ensure their survival in the long term.
"Many farmers are burdened by loans, and when the bonus came, saccos chopped off most of it; now they are borrowing again," said Stephen Muketha, a KTDA director in Meru.
We are under pressure from the World Bank and other donors to revive the saccos, "said Mr Nyagah.