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Chrism definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

CHRISM, n. Unguent; unction. In the Romish and Greek churches, oil consecrated by the bishop, and used in the administration of baptism, confirmation, ordination, and extreme unction. It is prepared on holy Thursday with much ceremony, and in some cases, mixed with balsam.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a consecrated ointment consisting of a mixture of oil and balsam [syn: chrism, chrisom, sacramental oil, holy oil]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Middle English crisme, from Old English crisma, from Late Latin chrisma, from Greek, ointment, from chriein to anoint Date: before 12th century consecrated oil used in Greek and Latin churches especially in baptism, chrismation, confirmation, and ordination

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. a consecrated oil or unguent used esp. for anointing in Catholic and Greek Orthodox rites. Etymology: OE crisma f. eccl.L f. Gk khrisma anointing

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Chrism Chrism, n. [OE. crisme, from AS. crisma; also OE. creme, fr. OF. cresme, like the AS. word fr. LL. chrisma, fr. Gr. ?, fr. ? to anoint; perh. akin to L. friare, fricare, to rub, Skr. gharsh, E. friable, friction. Cf. Chrisom.] (Gr. & R. C. Church?s) 1. Olive oil mixed with balm and spices, consecrated by the bishop on Maundy Thursday, and used in the administration of baptism, confirmation, ordination, etc. 2. The same as Chrisom.



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