Definition of Cross oneself

1. Verb. Make the sign of the cross; in the Catholic religion.

Generic synonyms: Gesticulate, Gesture, Motion

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cross Oneself

cross hair
cross hybridization
cross infection
cross junction
cross junctions
cross linking
cross my heart
cross of Calvary
cross of Lorraine
cross of gold
cross off
cross one's arms
cross one's eyes
cross one's fingers
cross one's heart
cross oneself (current term)
cross out
cross over
cross paths
cross pattée
cross peen hammer
cross product
cross products
cross purpose
cross purposes
cross question
cross reaction
cross sea
cross seas
cross section

Literary usage of Cross oneself

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

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, ..."

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