subcingulum

noun sub·cin·gu·lum \ˌsəbˈsiŋgyələm\

Definition of subcingulum

plural

-s

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of 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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