chrisom

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

See chrism.

Noun[edit]

chrisom (plural chrisoms)

  1. (obsolete) A white cloth, anointed with chrism, or a white mantle thrown over a child when baptized or christened.
  2. (obsolete) A child that died within a month after its baptism; so called from the chrisom cloth used as a shroud for it.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Blount to this entry?)

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.