Definition of


  1. (noun, artifact) a consecrated ointment consisting of a mixture of oil and balsam

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Synonyms of Chrism

chrisom, holy oil, sacramental oil

Alternate forms of Chrism

Hypernyms: balm, ointment, salve, unction, unguent

Origin of the word Chrism

  1. "oil mingled with balm," O.E., from L. chrisma, from Gk. khrisma "anointing, unction." Chrisom "baptismal robe," is a c.1200 variant of this. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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