tunicle[to̵̅o̅′ni kəl, tyo̵̅o̅′-]
tunic (sense )
Origin of tunicleMiddle English ; from Classical Latin tunicula, diminutive of tunica, tunic
A sleeved outer vestment reaching to the knees, worn over the alb by a subdeacon or sometimes under the dalmatic by a bishop or cardinal. Also called tunic.
Origin of tunicleMiddle English, from Latin tunicula, diminutive of tunica, tunic; see tunic.
- a vestment worn by an archdeacon
- 1845, In illustrating his views on the Popish tendency of these rubrics, the rev. gentleman particularly referred to the use of the alb, and cope, and tunicle, by the clergy in the discharge of their official duties. — The Times, 11 Jan 1845, p.5 col. D
- (anatomy) a tunica; a membrane or membranous sheath of skin
- cut line, cutline, linecut
Latin tunicula diminutive of tunica ‘tunic’.