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for Greek cross
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Greek \Greek\, a. [AS. grec, L. Graecus, Gr. ?: cf. F. grec. Cf.
Of or pertaining to Greece or the Greeks; Grecian.
Greek calends. See under Greek calends in the vocabulary.
Greek Church (Eccl. Hist.), the Eastern Church; that part
of Christendom which separated from the Roman or Western
Church in the ninth century. It comprises the great bulk
of the Christian population of Russia (of which this is
the established church), Greece, Moldavia, and Wallachia.
The Greek Church is governed by patriarchs and is called
also the Byzantine Church.
Greek cross. See Illust. (10) Of Cross.
Greek Empire. See Byzantine Empire.
Greek fire, a combustible composition which burns under
water, the constituents of which are supposed to be
asphalt, with niter and sulphur. --Ure.
Greek rose, the flower campion.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: a cross with each of the four arms the same length
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