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chrism

 (krĭz′əm)
n. Ecclesiastical
1. A consecrated mixture of oil and balsam, used for anointing in church sacraments such as baptism and confirmation. Also called holy oil.
2. A sacramental anointing, especially upon confirmation into the Eastern Orthodox Church.

[Middle English crisme, chrism, chrisom, from Old English crisma, from Latin chrīsma, from Greek khrīsma, an anointing, from khrīein, to anoint; see ghrēi- in Indo-European roots.]

chris′mal (krĭz′məl) adj.

chrism

(ˈkrɪzəm) or

chrisom

n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) a mixture of olive oil and balsam used for sacramental anointing in the Greek Orthodox and Roman Catholic Churches
[Old English crisma, from Medieval Latin, from Greek khrisma unction, from khriein to anoint]
chrismal adj

chrism

(ˈkrɪz əm)

n.
1. a consecrated oil used by certain churches in various rites, as in baptism.
2. a sacramental anointing.
[before 900; learned respelling of Middle English crisme, Old English crisma < Latin chrīsma < Greek chrîsma unguent, unction]
chris′mal, adj.

chrism

1. a sacramental oil.
2. a sacramental anointing; unction.
3. Eastern Christianity. the rite of confirmation.
See also: Catholicism
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chrism - a consecrated ointment consisting of a mixture of oil and balsamchrism - a consecrated ointment consisting of a mixture of oil and balsam
ointment, salve, unguent, balm, unction - semisolid preparation (usually containing a medicine) applied externally as a remedy or for soothing an irritation
Translations
mirhamirhami
krizma
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