Amice
Amice Am"ice, n. [OE. amyse, prob. for amyt, OF. amit, ameit, fr. L. amictus cloak, the word being confused with amice, almuce, a hood or cape. See next word.] A square of white linen worn at first on the head, but now about the neck and shoulders, by priests of the Roman Catholic Church while saying Mass. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Amice — • A short linen cloth, square or oblong in shape and, like the other sacerdotal vestments, needing to be blessed before use Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Amice     Amice      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Amice — Am ice, n. [OE. amuce, amisse, OF. almuce, aumuce, F. aumusse, LL. almucium, almucia, aumucia: of unknown origin; cf. G. m[ u]tze cap, prob. of the same origin. Cf. {Mozetta}.] (Eccl.) A hood, or cape with a hood, made of lined with gray fur,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Amice — f English: from a medieval given name derived from Latin ami(ci)tia friendship; see AMITY (SEE Amity) …   First names dictionary

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  • amice — amice1 [am′is] n. [ME < OFr amit < L amictus, a cloak; confused with OFr aumuce < ML almutia, cowl or hood] an oblong white linen cloth worn about the neck and shoulders by a priest at Mass amice2 [am′is] n. a fur lined hood or hooded… …   English World dictionary

  • Amice — The amice is a liturgical vestment used mainly in the Roman Catholic Church, in some Anglican churches, and in the Armenian Church. It consists of a white cloth connected to two long ribbon like attachments, by which it is fastened around the… …   Wikipedia

  • Amice — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom.   Sigles d’une seule lettre   Sigles de deux lettres   Sigles de trois lettres   Sigles de quatre lettres …   Wikipédia en Français

  • amice — amice1 /am is/, n. Eccles. an oblong vestment, usually of white linen, worn about the neck and shoulders and partly under the alb. [1200 50; ME amice(s) < OF amis, amys, pl. of amit < L amictus mantle, cloak, equiv. to amic , base of amicire to… …   Universalium

  • amice — noun Etymology: Middle English amis, modification of Anglo French amit, from Medieval Latin amictus, from Latin, cloak, from amicire to wrap around, from am , amb around + jacere to throw more at ambi , jet Date: 13th century a liturgical… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Amice — A white scarf worn on the shoulders by celebrant priests; sometimes expensively decorated, perhaps like *orphrey. [< Lat. amicio = to clothe, cover] …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

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