Reference > Brewer’s Dictionary > Crux Decussata.

 Crux Ansa’ta.Crux Pectora’lis. 
CONTENTS · BIBLIOGRAPHIC RECORD
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Crux Decussata.
 
A St. Andrew’s cross   1
        “Crux decussta est in qua duo ligna directa et æquabilia inter se obliquantur, cujus formam refert litera X quæ, ut ait Isidorus (Orig. 1, iii.) ‘in figura crucem et in numero decem demonstrat.’ Hæc vulgo Andreana vocatur, quod vetus traditio sit in hac S. Antream fuisse necatum.”—Gretser: De Cruce, book i. p. 2.
 


 Crux Ansa’ta.Crux Pectora’lis. 

 
Loading
Click here to shop the Bartleby Bookstore.

Shakespeare · Bible · Strunk · Anatomy · Nonfiction · Quotations · Reference · Fiction · Poetry
© 1993–2014 Bartleby.com · [Top 150] · Subjects · Titles · Authors