Latin cross


: a figure of a cross having a long upright shaft and a shorter crossbar traversing it above the middle see cross illustration

Word History

First Known Use

1797, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Latin cross was in 1797

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“Latin cross.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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