tau cross


noun

a T-shaped cross.

Words nearby tau cross

Origin of tau cross

late Middle English word dating back to 1425–75
Also called St. Anthony's cross.
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Example sentences from the Web for tau cross

  • The figure found in the tau-cross was the symbol of eternal life with the ancient Egyptians.

    The Worship of the Church|Jacob A. Regester
  • Another interesting form of the cross is the Tau-cross, so called because shaped like the Greek letter tau (T).

    The Worship of the Church|Jacob A. Regester
  • Odo, Bishop of Bayeux, is represented on his great seal with a short staff, with a tau-cross or crutch head.

British Dictionary definitions for tau cross

tau cross

noun

a cross shaped like the Greek letter tauAlso called: Saint Anthony's cross
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