What does orphrey mean?

Definitions for orphreyˈɔr fri

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. orphrey(noun)

    a richly embroidered edging on an ecclesiastical vestment


  1. orphrey(Noun)

    An ornamental band or border or embroidery, especially on an ecclesiastical vestment.

  2. orphrey(Noun)

    Any elaborate embroidery, especially that is made of gold thread.


  1. Orphrey

    Orphrey, also spelt Orfrey or Orfray, is a form of highly detailed embroidery, in which typically simple materials are made into exquisite patterns. In 1182 and 1183 Henry II of England spent lavishly on orphreys. This word comes from Old French orfreis, from Late Latin auriphrygium, from Latin aurum gold + Phrygius Phrygian. Orphrey bands are often worn on clerical vestments, a tradition that began in the 12th century Roman Catholic Church. The finest examples of orphrey can take hundreds of hours of work and sell for thousands of dollars.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Orphrey

    or′fri, n. gold or other rich embroidery attached to vestments, esp. chasuble and cope. [Fr. orfroior—L. aurum, gold, Fr. fraise, fringe.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of orphrey in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of orphrey in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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