crux commissa

noun crux com·mis·sa \ -kəˈmisə , -ˈkäˌm- \

Definition of crux commissa

plural cruces commissae \-ˌsē, -ˌsī\
1 : a cross of crucifixion in which the upright shaft does not extend higher than the transverse beam — compare crux decussata, crux immissa
2 : tau cross 1

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Origin and Etymology of crux commissa

New Latin, literally, connected cross


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