Humeral veil
Humeral Hu"mer*al, a. [L. humerus the shoulder: cf. F. hum['e]ral.] (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the humerus, or upper part of the arm; brachial. [1913 Webster]

{Humeral veil} (R. C. Ch.), a long, narrow veil or scarf of the same material as the vestments, worn round the shoulders by the officiating priest or his attendant at Mass, and used to protect the sacred vessels from contact with the hands. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Humeral Veil — • The name given to a cloth of rectangular shape about 8 feet long and 18 inches wide Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Humeral Veil     Humeral Veil      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • humeral veil — n. Eccles. a long, narrow piece of cloth, usually of silk, worn over the shoulders and covering the hands as of a priest holding the monstrance at Benediction …   English World dictionary

  • Humeral veil — The humeral veil is one of the liturgical vestments of the Roman Catholic and Anglican churches. It consists of a piece of cloth about 2.75 m long and 90 cm wide draped over the shoulders and down the front, normally of silk or gold. At the ends… …   Wikipedia

  • humeral veil — noun a vestment worn by a priest at High Mass in the Roman Catholic Church; a silk shawl • Syn: ↑veil • Derivationally related forms: ↑veil (for: ↑veil) • Hypernyms: ↑vestment * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • humeral veil — noun Date: 1853 an oblong vestment worn around the shoulders and over the hands by a priest holding a sacred vessel …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • humeral veil — Eccles. a fringed scarf, usually white and ornamented in the middle, worn over the shoulders by a priest or subdeacon during certain parts of a High Mass. [1850 55] * * * …   Universalium

  • Humeral — Hu mer*al, a. [L. humerus the shoulder: cf. F. hum[ e]ral.] (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the humerus, or upper part of the arm; brachial. [1913 Webster] {Humeral veil} (R. C. Ch.), a long, narrow veil or scarf of the same material as the vestments …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • veil — [vāl] n. [ME veile, veil, sail, curtain < NormFr < L vela, neut. pl., taken as fem., of velum, sail, cloth, curtain < IE base * weg , to weave, attach, a textile > OIr figim, I weave, OE wecca, wick] 1. a piece of light fabric, as of… …   English World dictionary

  • Veil — This article is about the article of clothing, or a religious item. For other uses, see Veil (disambiguation). Standing woman holding her veil. Terracotta figurine, ca. 400–375 BC. A veil is an article of clothing, worn almost exclusively by… …   Wikipedia

  • Veil, Humeral — • The name given to a cloth of rectangular shape about 8 feet long and 18 inches wide Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006 …   Catholic encyclopedia

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