Origin of scapular1
- Ecclesiastical. a loose, sleeveless monastic garment, hanging from the shoulders.
- two small pieces of woolen cloth, joined by strings passing over the shoulders, worn under the ordinary clothing as a badge of affiliation with a religious order, a token of devotion, etc.
- Anatomy, Zoology. scapula.
- Ornithology. one of the scapular feathers.
Origin of scapular2
Examples from the Web for scapular
Historical Examples of scapular
He hated the crucifix, he hated the scapular, he hated the priests.Shapes that Haunt the Dusk
Other Sisters wear a scapular with shoulder-straps, over a white cape.The Heritage of Dress
Wilfred Mark Webb
It was you, then, who took the scapular from me at the embassy?Ashton Kirk, Secret Agent
John T. McIntyre
There exists, therefore, in an independent form, the scapular portion only.Artistic Anatomy of Animals
Thus the clavicular arch is placed in front of the scapular arch.Dragons of the Air
H. G. Seeley
- anatomy of or relating to the scapula
- part of the monastic habit worn by members of many Christian, esp Roman Catholic, religious orders, consisting of a piece of woollen cloth worn over the shoulders, and hanging down in front and behind to the ankles
- two small rectangular pieces of woollen cloth joined by tapes passing over the shoulders and worn under secular clothes in token of affiliation to a religious order
- any of the small feathers that are attached to the humerus of a bird and lie along the shoulder
1680s, "pertaining to the scapula," from Modern Latin scapularis, from Latin scapula "shoulder" (see scapula). The noun (late 15c., also in Old English) in reference to a short cloak for the shoulders prescribed for certain monks, is from Medieval Latin scapulare, from scapula. Related: Scapulary.
- Of or relating to the shoulder or scapula.