from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An imperial decorative collar worn in Byzantium.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Eccles.: A Jewish ephod.
  • n. An amice.
  • n. An archiepiscopal pallium or pall. See humeral.
  • n. Something borne on the shoulders; a burden: probably with allusion to an ecclesiastical vestment.


super- +‎ humeral (Wiktionary)


  • Indeed, what does the superhumeral, by which the shoulders of the bishop are both beautified and burdened, signify if not the burden of episcopal dignity?

    Hamilton: "A Liturgy of Reform"


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