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sign of the cross


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. In Christianity, a sign made by tracing the outline of a cross with the right hand as a devotional act or to invoke a blessing.

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  • n. A gesture of the hand moving over the front of one's body in the shape of a cross made as part of ritual or to invoke divine protection.

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  • n. a gesture with the right hand moving to form a cross; used by Catholics as a profession of faith


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A calque translation of Latin signum crucis


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  • You can tell when it's newly learned, in my experience. :-)

    November 19, 2007

  • See the hijacked discussion on mollusque's fine list "Triads," if you want.

    November 19, 2007