amice

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[am-is]
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noun Ecclesiastical.
  1. an oblong vestment, usually of white linen, worn about the neck and shoulders and partly under the alb.

Origin of amice

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1200–50; Middle English amice(s) < Old French amis, amys, plural of amit < Latin amictus mantle, cloak, equivalent to amic-, base of amicīre to wrap around (am- ambi- + -ic-, combining stem of iacere to throw) + -tus noun suffix of verbal action (hence, orig. the act of wrapping around)

amice

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[am-is]
noun
  1. almuce.

Origin of amice

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late Middle English amisse < Middle French aumusse, aumuce < Spanish almucio < Latin almucia, almucium
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amice

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noun
  1. Christianity a rectangular piece of white linen worn by priests around the neck and shoulders under the alb or, formerly, on the head

Word Origin for amice

C15: from Old French amis, plural of amit, or from Medieval Latin amicia, both from Latin amictus cloak, from amicīre to clothe, from am- ambi- + iacere to throw

amice

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noun
  1. another word for almuce

AMICE

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