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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

The shaved crown of a monk's or priest's head.

Usage examples (32)
  • The actor got a tonsure to play the role of a monk in the play.
  • It formed what is known as the tonsure, then the mark of the monastic orders.
  • Abantes do: (96) and this kind of tonsure (κουρά) is called
  • Although he was an archbishop he had only the first tonsure. for more
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