Chrisom
Chrisom Chris"om, n. [See {Chrism}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A white cloth, anointed with chrism, or a white mantle thrown over a child when baptized or christened. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

2. A child which died within a month after its baptism; -- so called from the chrisom cloth which was used as a shroud for it. [Obs.] --Blount. [1913 Webster]


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  • chrisom — [kriz′əm] n. [ME crisom (var. of crisme, CHRISM), orig., cloth to keep chrism off the face] 1. a white cloth or robe formerly put on a baby at baptism as a symbol of innocence: it was used as a shroud if the child died within a month of birth 2.… …   English World dictionary

  • Chrisom — Anciently, a chrisom was the face cloth, or piece of linen laid over a child s head when he was baptized or christened. The term has come to refer to a child who died within a month after its baptism so called for the chrisom cloth that was used… …   Wikipedia

  • Chrisom — Child s white christening gown which became a funeral shroud if the child died within its first month, such a child being known as a chrisom child . Cf. Chrism …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • chrisom — [ krɪz(ə)m] (also chrisom cloth) noun historical a white robe put on a child at baptism, and used as its shroud if it died within the month. Origin ME: alt. of chrism, representing a popular pronunciation …   English new terms dictionary

  • chrisom — n. 1 = CHRISM. 2 (in full chrisom cloth) hist. a white robe put on a child at baptism, and used as its shroud if it died within the month. Etymology: ME, as pop. pronunc. of CHRISM …   Useful english dictionary

  • chrisom — noun Etymology: Middle English crisom, short for crisom cloth, from crisom chrism + cloth Date: 13th century a white cloth or robe put on a person at baptism as a symbol of innocence …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • chrisom — /kriz euhm/, n. 1. chrism. 2. a white cloth or robe put on a person at baptism to signify innocence. [1400 50; late ME krysom, crysum, var. of CHRISM] * * * …   Universalium

  • chrisom — white robe put on newly baptised child Ecclesiastical Terms …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • chrisom — chris·om …   English syllables

  • chrisom —  Крестильное одеяние …   Вестминстерский словарь теологических терминов

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