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tau cross

n.
A cross in the form of a T. Also called Saint Anthony's cross.

tau cross

n
(Heraldry) a cross shaped like the Greek letter tau. Also called: Saint Anthony's cross

tau′ cross`


n.
a T-shaped cross.
[1425–75]
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Noun1.tau cross - cross resembling the Greek letter tautau cross - cross resembling the Greek letter tau
Cross - a representation of the structure on which Jesus was crucified; used as an emblem of Christianity or in heraldry
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One shoulder is engraved with a tau cross," said a spokeswoman for the NatiMuseum of Wales.
Judith herself is depicted as a small, kneeling figure embracing the base of Christ's tau cross, but is nevertheless visually paralleled to Mary (Pierpont Morgan Library, MS M.
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