CILICE

Etymology

Noun

cilice (plural cilices)

A hairshirt.

(chiefly, in Opus Dei) A leather strap studded with metallic barbs that cut into flesh as a constant reminder of Christ's suffering.

Anagrams

• icicle

Source: Wiktionary


Cil"ice, n. Etym: [F. See Cilicious.]

Definition: A kind of haircloth undergarment. Southey.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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