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Chrisom



[kriz-uh m] /ˈkrɪz əm/

noun
1.
.
2.
a white cloth or robe put on a person at baptism to signify innocence.
[kriz-uh m] /ˈkrɪz əm/
noun
1.
a consecrated oil, usually mixed with balsam or balsam and spices, used by certainchurches in various rites, as in baptism, confirmation, and the like.
/ˈkrɪzəm/
noun
1.
(Christianity) a white robe put on an infant at baptism and formerly used as a burial shroud if the infant died soon afterwards
2.
(archaic) an infant wearing such a robe
3.
a variant spelling of chrism
/ˈkrɪzəm/
noun
1.
a mixture of olive oil and balsam used for sacramental anointing in the Greek Orthodox and Roman Catholic Churches
n.

“oil mingled with balm,” Old English chrisma, from Church Latin chrisma, from Greek khrisma “an unguent, anointing, unction,” from khriein “to anoint,” from PIE root *ghrei- “to rub” (cf. Lithuanian griejù “to skim the cream off”). Chrisom “baptismal robe,” is a c.1200 variant of this. Related: Chrismal; chrismatory.

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