pallium

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a liturgic pallium

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From Latin pallium (a cloak). Doublet of pall.

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pallium (plural pallia or palliums)

  1. A woollen liturgical vestment resembling a collar and worn over the chasuble, conferred on archbishops by the Pope.
    • 2009, Diarmaid MacCulloch, A History of Christianity, Penguin 2010, p. 339:
      Gregory sent Augustine a special liturgical stole, the pallium, a piece of official ecclesiastical dress borrowed from the garments worn by imperial officials.
  2. (historical) A large cloak worn by Greek philosophers and teachers.
  3. (zoology) The mantle of a mollusc.
  4. (meteorology) A sheet of cloud covering the whole sky, especially nimbostratus.
  5. (anatomy) The cerebral cortex.

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Etymology[edit]

Related to palla (cloak, robe), which is possibly from the root of pellis (skin).

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pallium n (genitive palliī); second declension

  1. cloak
  2. coverlet

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Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative pallium pallia
genitive palliī palliōrum
dative palliō palliīs
accusative pallium pallia
ablative palliō palliīs
vocative pallium pallia

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