/verr"ni keuhl/, n. (sometimes cap.)
[1325-75; ME < OF < ML vernicula, var. (after L dims. in -cula CULE1) of veronica VERONICA1]

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  • Vernicle — A portrait of Christ s head as it was said to have been imprinted on St Veronica s handkerchief, which she used to wipe his face on his way to crucifixion. [vernicle = corruption of Veronica + le acting as a dim.] Cf. Tawdry lace …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • vernicle — cloth with image of Christ s face impressed upon it Ecclesiastical Terms …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • vernicle — [ və:nɪk(ə)l] noun another term for veronica (in sense 2). Origin ME: from OFr., alt. of vernique, from med. L. veronica …   English new terms dictionary

  • vernicle — ver·ni·cle …   English syllables

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  • vernicle — n. = VERONICA 2. Etymology: ME f. OF (earlier ver(o)nique), f. med.L VERONICA …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pilgrimages — • Journeys made to some place with the purpose of venerating it, or in order to ask there for supernatural aid, or to discharge some religious obligation. Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Pilgrimages     Pilgrimages …   Catholic encyclopedia

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