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  1. Celtic crossnoun

    a Latin cross with a ring surrounding the intersection

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  1. Celtic crossnoun

    A Christian symbol, common in Ireland, which combines the cross with a ring surrounding the intersection.

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  1. Celtic cross

    The Celtic cross is a form of Christian cross featuring a nimbus or ring that emerged in Ireland, France and Great Britain in the Early Middle Ages. A type of ringed cross, it became widespread through its use in the stone high crosses erected across the islands, especially in regions evangelized by Irish missionaries, from the ninth through the 12th centuries. A staple of Insular art, the Celtic cross is essentially a Latin cross with a nimbus surrounding the intersection of the arms and stem. Scholars have debated its exact origins, but it is related to earlier crosses featuring rings. The form gained new popularity during the Celtic Revival of the 19th century; the name "Celtic cross" is a convention dating from that time. The shape, usually decorated with interlace and other motifs from Insular art, became popular for funerary monuments and other uses, and has remained so, spreading well beyond Ireland.

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  1. celtic cross

    A Celtic cross is a symbol that merges a cross with a ring surrounding the intersection of the cross. It is primarily associated with Celtic Christianity, although it has older origins in pagan beliefs. This emblem combines the Christian cross and the pagan sun wheel, representing the blending of religious and indigenous spiritual beliefs. The cross is often ornately decorated with traditional Celtic knot designs and is a significant icon in Celtic history and culture. It is also commonly seen in traditional Irish or Scottish cemeteries, monuments, and artwork.

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  1. Celtic cross

    Celtic cross is a symbol that combines a cross with a ring surrounding the intersection. It belongs to a kind of crosses with a nimbus. In the Celtic Christian world it was combined with the Christian cross and this design was often used for high crosses – a free-standing cross made of stone and often richly decorated. With the Celtic Revival the shape, usually decorated with interlace and other motifs from Insular art, became popular for funerary monuments and other uses, and has remained so, spreading well beyond Ireland.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of celtic cross in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of celtic cross in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9


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