asterisk

Derivation

  • Greek: asteriskos, diminutive of aster, star

Article

A utensil used in the Greek Rite, made of two silver or gold curved bands crossing each other to form a double arch, and placed over the blessed bread in the early part of Mass, to prevent contact with the veil.

MLA Citation

  • “asterisk”. New Catholic Dictionary. Saints.SQPN.com. 21 August 2010. Web. 23 July 2014. <http://saints.sqpn.com/asterisk/>