[ sil-is ]
/ ˈsɪl ɪs /
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Origin of cilice
before 950; <Middle French; replacing Old English cilic<Latin cilicium<Greek kilíkion, neuter of kilíkios Cilician, so called because first made of Cilician goathair
Words nearby cilice
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Example sentences from the Web for cilice
Cilice, sil′is, n. hair-cloth: a penitential garment made of hair-cloth.
The breastplate and the cilice of bristles she took and dashed with feeble ferocity on the floor.The Cloister and the Hearth|Charles Reade
British Dictionary definitions for cilice
/ (ˈsɪlɪs) /
a haircloth fabric or garment
Word Origin for cilice
Old English cilic, from Latin cilicium shirt made of Cilician goats' hair, from Greek kilikion, from Kilikia Cilicia
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