Definition of Cross oneself
1. Verb. Make the sign of the cross; in the Catholic religion.
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Literary usage of Cross oneself
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1. The Riddles of Hamlet and the Newest Answers by Simon Augustine Blackmore (1917)
""To cross it" and "to cross oneself" are common expressions which to every Catholic can mean nothing else than to make the sign of the cross upon a thing or ..."
2. The Maori-Polynesian Comparative Dictionary by Edward Tregear (1891)
"Tongan — cf. be/to, to change the colour of part of the hair of the head. Marquesan—peka, a cross ; to cross oneself ; (b.) a descendant. ..."
3. A Dictionary of English Etymology by Hensleigh Wedgwood (1872)
"believe that the word fundamentally signifies to cross oneself, put oneself into the reverent position of those who make the sign of the cross. ..."
4. Provincial Names and Folk Lore of British Birds by Charles Swainson (1885)
"In the High Peak it is the custom to cross oneself, in the West Riding to cross the thumbs in addition, repeating at the same time the lines, ..."