- a T-shaped cross.
Origin of tau cross
late Middle English word dating back to 1425–75
Also called St. Anthony's cross.
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Examples from the Web for tau cross
Odo, Bishop of Bayeux, is represented on his great seal with a short staff, with a tau-cross or crutch head.Scenes and Characters of the Middle Ages
Edward Lewes Cutts
Another interesting form of the cross is the Tau-cross, so called because shaped like the Greek letter tau (T).
The figure found in the tau-cross was the symbol of eternal life with the ancient Egyptians.
- a cross shaped like the Greek letter tauAlso called: Saint Anthony's cross
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