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Webster 1913 Edition


Chrisom

Chris′om

,
Noun.
[See
Chrism
.]
1.
A white cloth, anointed with chrism, or a white mantle thrown over a child when baptized or christened.
[Obs.]
2.
A child which died within a month after its baptism; – so called from the chrisom cloth which was used as a shroud for it.
[Obs.]
Blount.

Webster 1828 Edition


Chrisom

CHRISOM

,
Noun.
[See Chrism.] a child that dies within a month after its birth; so called from the chrisom-cloth, a linen cloth anointed with holy oil, which was formerly laid over a childs face when it was baptized. Also, the cloth itself.

Definition 2022


chrisom

chrisom

English

Noun

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.
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Related terms

  • unchrisom