humeral veil
noun Date: 1853 an oblong vestment worn around the shoulders and over the hands by a priest holding a sacred vessel

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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 — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 — 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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