crux immissa


crux im·​mis·​sa
plural cruces immissae
: a cross of crucifixion in which the top of the upright shaft extends above the transverse beam

called also crux capitata

compare crux commissa, crux decussata
: latin cross

Word History


New Latin, literally, cross hanging down

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“Crux immissa.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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