Saint Anthony's cross
noun Etymology: Saint Anthony Date: 1885 tau cross

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  • Saint Anthony's cross — Saint Saint (s[=a]nt), n. [F., fr. L. sanctus sacred, properly p. p. of sancire to render sacred by a religious act, to appoint as sacred; akin to sacer sacred. Cf. {Sacred}, {Sanctity}, {Sanctum}, {Sanctus}.] 1. A person sanctified; a holy or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Saint Anthony's cross — n. TAU CROSS …   English World dictionary

  • Saint Anthony's Cross — Saint An′thony s Cross′ n. aT shaped cross …   From formal English to slang

  • saint anthony's cross — ˈan(t)thənēz noun Usage: usually capitalized S&A Etymology: after St. Anthony died abA.D.350 Egyptian abbot regarded as the founder of Christian monasticism who traditionally wore a tau cross on his cloak 1. : a T shaped cross : tau cross 1 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Saint Anthony's cross — noun A T shaped cross. Syn: Old Testament Cross, Anticipatory Cross, Cross Commissee, Egyptian Cross, Advent Cross, Croce taumata, Crux commissa, Saint Francis Cross, tau …   Wiktionary

  • Saint Anthony's Cross — a T shaped cross. See illus. under cross. * * * …   Universalium

  • Saint Anthony's Cross — noun a T shaped cross …   Australian English dictionary

  • Saint Andrew's cross — Saint Saint (s[=a]nt), n. [F., fr. L. sanctus sacred, properly p. p. of sancire to render sacred by a religious act, to appoint as sacred; akin to sacer sacred. Cf. {Sacred}, {Sanctity}, {Sanctum}, {Sanctus}.] 1. A person sanctified; a holy or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Saint George's cross — Saint Saint (s[=a]nt), n. [F., fr. L. sanctus sacred, properly p. p. of sancire to render sacred by a religious act, to appoint as sacred; akin to sacer sacred. Cf. {Sacred}, {Sanctity}, {Sanctum}, {Sanctus}.] 1. A person sanctified; a holy or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Saint Patrick's cross — Saint Saint (s[=a]nt), n. [F., fr. L. sanctus sacred, properly p. p. of sancire to render sacred by a religious act, to appoint as sacred; akin to sacer sacred. Cf. {Sacred}, {Sanctity}, {Sanctum}, {Sanctus}.] 1. A person sanctified; a holy or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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