1. [syn: chrism, chrisom, sacramental oil, holy oil]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Chrism \Chrism\, n. [OE. crisme, from AS. crisma; also OE.
creme, fr. OF. cresme, like the AS. word fr. LL. chrisma, fr.
Gr. ?, fr. ? to anoint; perh. akin to L. friare, fricare, to
rub, Skr. gharsh, E. friable, friction. Cf. Chrisom.] (Gr.
& R. C. Church?s)
1. Olive oil mixed with balm and spices, consecrated by the
bishop on Maundy Thursday, and used in the administration
of baptism, confirmation, ordination, etc.
2. The same as Chrisom.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a consecrated ointment consisting of a mixture of oil and
balsam [syn: chrism, chrisom, sacramental oil, holy