an oblong white linen cloth worn about the neck and shoulders by a priest at Mass
Origin of amiceMiddle English ; from Old French amit ; from Classical Latin amictus, a scarf, cloak, thing thrown around the body ; from past participle of amicire, to clothe ; from am(bi)-, around + -icire ; from jacere, to throw (see jet); confused with Old French aumusse: see amice
a fur-lined hood or hooded cape, formerly worn by the clergy
Origin of amicealtered (after amice) ; from Old French aumusse ; from Medieval Latin almucia ; from Arabic al, the + musta?a, fur cloak with long sleeves ; from Pehlevi mustak, fur coat
A liturgical vestment consisting of an oblong piece of white linen worn around the neck and shoulders and partly under the alb.
Origin of amiceMiddle English, probably from Old French amis, pl. of amit, from Latin amictus, mantle, from past participle of amicīre, to wrap around : am-, ambi-, around; see ambi– + iacere, to throw; see yē- in Indo-European roots.