sub·​cin·​gu·​lum | \ ˌsəbˈsiŋgyələm \
plural -s

Definition of subcingulum

: a vestment consisting of a girdle or belt circling the waist from which hangs the subcinctorium of the papal vestments when the pope of the Roman Catholic Church is celebrating a solemn mass

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History and Etymology for subcingulum

Late Latin subcingulum, succingulum, from Latin, girdle, from subcingere, succingere to tuck up, gird about + -ulum (neuter of -ulus -ule)

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“Subcingulum.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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