anchor

[anchor]
Derivation

  • Greek: ankyra, hook

Article

A symbol of hope as it is an aid to mariners in danger of shipwreck. It was a favourite emblem in the early Church and is found frequently in the catacombs and elsewhere, often with a dolphin intertwined as a symbol of Christ.

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MLA Citation

  • “anchor”. New Catholic Dictionary. Saints.SQPN.com. 16 August 2013. Web. 21 December 2014. <>