crux decussata

noun

crux de·​cus·​sa·​ta
-ˌdekəˈsātə,
-ätə
plural cruces decussatae
-āˌtē,
-äˌtī
: 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

Etymology

New Latin, literally, decussate cross

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“Crux decussata.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crux%20decussata. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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