What does pallium mean?

Definitions for palliumˈpæl i əm; ˈpæl i ə

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cerebral cortex, cerebral mantle, pallium, cortex(noun)

    the layer of unmyelinated neurons (the grey matter) forming the cortex of the cerebrum

  2. mantle, pallium(noun)

    (zoology) a protective layer of epidermis in mollusks or brachiopods that secretes a substance forming the shell

  3. pallium(noun)

    (Roman Catholic Church) vestment consisting of a band encircling the shoulders with two lappets hanging in front and back

  4. pallium(noun)

    cloak or mantle worn by men in ancient Rome


  1. pallium(Noun)

    A woollen vestment conferred on archbishops by the Pope.

  2. pallium(Noun)

    A large cloak worn by Greek philosophers and teachers.

  3. pallium(Noun)

    The mantle of a mollusc.

  4. pallium(Noun)

    A sheet of cloud covering the whole sky, especially nimbostratus.

  5. pallium(Noun)

    The cerebral cortex.

  6. Origin: From pallium.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pallium(noun)

    a large, square, woolen cloak which enveloped the whole person, worn by the Greeks and by certain Romans. It is the Roman name of a Greek garment

  2. Pallium(noun)

    a band of white wool, worn on the shoulders, with four purple crosses worked on it; a pall

  3. Pallium(noun)

    the mantle of a bivalve. See Mantle

  4. Pallium(noun)

    the mantle of a bird

  5. Origin: [L. See Pall the garment.]


  1. Pallium

    The pallium is an ecclesiastical vestment in the Roman Catholic Church, originally peculiar to the Pope, but for many centuries bestowed by him on metropolitans and primates as a symbol of the jurisdiction delegated to them by the Holy See. In that context it has remained connected to the papacy. Essentially the same garment is worn by all Eastern Orthodox bishops, and is called omophor.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pallium

    pal′i-um, n. a large, square mantle, worn by learned Romans in imitation of the Greeks: an annular white woollen band, embroidered with black crosses, worn by the Pope, and on some occasions by archbishops, to whom it is granted: (ornith.) the mantle:—pl. Pall′ia.—adj. Pall′ial. [L.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pallium in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pallium in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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