crux decussata


crux de·​cus·​sa·​ta
plural cruces decussatae
: a supposed variety of the cross of crucifixion consisting of two intersecting beams set up in the form of an X : a decussate cross

called also Saint Andrew's cross

compare crux commissa, crux immissa

Word History


New Latin, literally, decussate cross

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“Crux decussata.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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