sign of the cross

sign of the cross

  1. (Christianity) A gesture of the hand moving over the front of one's body in the shape of a cross made as part of ritual or to invoke divine protection.
Related terms Translations
  • French: signe de croix
  • German: Kreuzzeichen; Bekreuzigung
  • Italian: segno della croce
  • Portuguese: sinal da cruz
  • Russian: кре́стное зна́мение
  • Spanish: santiguamiento, señal de la cruz

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