Definition of vernicle in English:

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vernicle

Pronunciation: /ˈvərnəkəl/

noun

Another term for veronica (sense 2).
Example sentences
  • Only Julian actually mentions paintings, a crucifix, and a vernicle.
  • The Veil of St Veronica is one of the group of Christian images referred to as vernicles or archeiropoieta.
  • This thesis will examine the iconography of late-thirteenth - through fifteenth-century images of St. Veronica's veil, also known as vernicles.

Origin

Middle English: from Old French, alteration of vernique, from medieval Latin veronica.

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Syllabification: ver·ni·cle

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