Definition of Chrisom

1. Noun. A consecrated ointment consisting of a mixture of oil and balsam.

Exact synonyms: Chrism, Holy Oil, Sacramental Oil
Generic synonyms: Balm, Ointment, Salve, Unction, Unguent



Definition of Chrisom

1. n. A white cloth, anointed with chrism, or a white mantle thrown over a child when baptized or christened.

Definition of Chrisom

1. Noun. (obsolete) A white cloth, anointed with chrism, or a white mantle thrown over a child when baptized or christened. ¹

2. Noun. (obsolete) A child that died within a month after its baptism; so called from the chrisom cloth used as a shroud for it. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Chrisom

1. chrism [n -S] - See also: chrism

Lexicographical Neighbors of Chrisom

chresmologue
chresmologues
chrestomathic
chrestomathies
chrestomathy
chrism
chrisma
chrismal
chrismation
chrismations
chrismatories
chrismatory
chrismon
chrismons
chrisms
chrisom (current term)
chrisoms
chrisstanleyite
christelite
christella
christen
christened
christener
christeners
christening
christenings
christens
christian science
christianias
christianite

Literary usage of Chrisom

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

1. Lyra innocentium: thoughts in verse on Christian children, their ways, and by John Keble (1884)
"I. THE chrisom. "These are they which have washed their robes, and made them white in the Blood of the Lamb." ALL gorgeous hues are in the pure white beam, ..."

2. Folk-lore of Shakespeare by Thomas Firminger Thiselton Dyer (1884)
"Though bad they be, they will not bate an ace, To be call'd Prudence, Temperance, Faith, or Grace." In days gone by a " chrisom " or ..."

3. A Glossary: Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to by Robert Nares (1859)
"Hence it is plain that in the following passage we should read " chrisom child" unless Mrs. Quickly be supposed to disfigure the word. 'A made a liner end, ..."

4. Parish Registers in England: Their History and Contents, with Suggestions by Robert Edmond Chester Waters (1883)
"Baptized infants who died within the month after their birth were formerly shrouded in the white cloth (chrisom) put on the head at baptism, ..."

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