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cross Quer
cross sich kreuzend  
cross adj. böse
  quer
  ärgerlich
to cross vt. ankreuzen
  durchkreuzen
  durchqueren
  kreuzen
  queren
  verschränken
  übereinanderschlagen
  überquere
  überqueren
cross subst. die Kreuzung f
cross subst. der Querpass m
cross subst. das Grabkreuz n
  das Kreuz n
  das Mittelding n
  das Zwischending n
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Cross - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia a.new,#quickbar a.new{color:#ba0000} /* cache key: enwiki:resourceloader:filter:minify-css:3:f2a9127573a22335c2a9102b208c73e7 */ Cross From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: , For information on the Christian symbol, see Christian cross For other uses, see Cross (disambiguation). A Greek cross (all arms of equal length) above a saltire, a cross whose limbs are slanted A cross is a geometrical figure consisting of two lines or bars perpendicular to each other, dividing one or two of the lines in half. The lines usually run vertically and horizontally; if they run obliquely, the design is technically termed a saltire, although the arms of a saltire need not meet at right angles. The cross is one of the most ancient human symbols, and is used by many religions, such as Christianity. It is frequently a representation of the division of the world into four elements (Chevalier, 1997) (or cardinal points), or alternately as the union of the concepts of divinity, the vertical line, and the world, the horizontal line (Koch, 1955).

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Etymology

The word cross comes ultimately from Latin crux, a Roman torture device used for crucifixion, via Old Irish cros. The word was introduced to English in the 10th century as the term for the instrument of the torturous execution of Jesus as described in the New Testament, gradually replacing the earlier word rood.

History

Solar cross in Zbruch Idol It is not known when the first cross image was made; after circles, crosses are one of the first symbols drawn by children of all cultures. There are many cross-shaped incisions in European cult caves, dating back to the earliest stages of human cultural development in the stone age. Like other symbols from this period, their use continued in the Celtic and Germanic cultures in Europe. For example, celtic coins minted many centuries before the Christian era may have an entire side showing this type of cross, sometimes with the cardinal points marked by concave depressions in the same style as in stone age carvings. Other coins may be showing the cross h... mehr

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