Definition of Greek cross

1. Noun. A cross with each of the four arms the same length.

Generic synonyms: Cross



Definition of Greek cross

1. Noun. (heraldry) A cross with equal-length, orthogonal arms ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Greek Cross

Grecophones
Greece
Greek Catholic
Greek Christian Scriptures
Greek Church
Greek Orthodox
Greek Orthodox Church
Greek Sign Language
Greek alphabet
Greek architecture
Greek calends
Greek capital
Greek chorus
Greek clover
Greek cross (current term)
Greek deity
Greek drachma
Greek fire
Greek fret
Greek fries
Greek house
Greek houses
Greek key
Greek letter
Greek letters
Greek mode
Greek monetary unit
Greek mythology
Greek number

Literary usage of Greek cross

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Historic Note-book: With an Appendix of Battles by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1903)
"A Greek cross with three points at each extremity. The cross pendant or Altar cross. (6)4!» Cross crosslet. A Greek cross with a cross at each extremity. ..."

2. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1910)
"Occasionally the Greek cross, or even the Chi Rho, is used as a punctuation-mark. It was the rule in the classical period to ..."

3. The Christian Examiner (1846)
"The Greek cross is composed of four equal bars placed at right angles and capable of ... Many of the Oriental churches have the form of the Greek cross; ..."

4. Christian Iconography: Or, The History of Christian Art in the Middle Ages by Adolphe Napoléon Didron (1851)
"385 Greek cross; as the Cross of Lorraine 387 Greek cross, with Double Cross Arms 3S9 Cross, quartered with the Four Gospels 391 Various Crosses of the ..."

5. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"The Ci-ots, croix, crux, needs no description save that in heraldry it is usually the Greek cross, or that of equal arms. The breadth is one-third of the ..."

6. Lectures, Illustrated and Embellished with Views of the World's Famous by John Lawson Stoddard (1898)
"Its form is, of course, that of the Greek cross, and its magnificent dome gleams like a miniature sun surrounded by four radiant satellites. ..."

7. John L. Stoddard's Lectures by John Lawson Stoddard (1898)
"Its form is, of course, that of the Greek cross, and its magnificent dome gleams like a miniature sun surrounded by four radiant satellites. ..."

8. Lombard Architecture by Arthur Kingsley Porter (1917)
"The window in the form of a Greek cross appears at Agliate as early as 875. In the XI and XII centuries it was very commonly used, especially in gables.1 At ..."

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