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A belt made of leather, linen, silk, gold or silver (2 Kgs 1:8; Jer 13:1; Ezek 16:10; Dan 10:5; Matt 3:4; Rev 1:13; 15:6). The Old Testament sometimes mentions it symbolically as a sign of grandeur or dignity (e.g., Isa 3:24; Job 12:18–21).
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The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
girdle (Lat. cingulum, Gk. ζώνη). As an article of liturgical attire, a normal accompaniment of the *alb, and hence one of the six Eucharistic vestments. It is held to typify sacerdotal chastity and, in ref. to Lk. 12:35–8, spiritual watchfulness. In the E. Church, where it takes the form of a broad
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Girdle, an essential article of dress in the East, and worn by both men and women. The common girdle was made of leather, 2 Kings 1:8; Matt. 3:4, like that worn by the Bedouins of the present day. A finer girdle was made of linen, Jer. 13:1; Ezek. 16:10, embroidered with silk, and sometimes with gold
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
A Catholic Dictionary
girdle (cingulum, balteum, ζώνη). A cord with which the priest or other cleric binds his alb. It is the symbol of continence and self-restraint, as is said by Innocent III., and implied in the prayer which the priest about to celebrate Mass is directed to use while he ties the girdle round his waist.
Ecclesiastical Dictionary: Containing, in Concise Form, Information upon Ecclesiastical, Biblical, Archæological, and Historical Subjects
Girdle.—A cord passed around the waist with which the priest or other cleric binds his alb. In more modern times the girdle has been generally made like a cord with tassels at the end; anciently, it was flat; and, whilst it had the appearance, was indiscriminately denominated by the terms of belt or
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Girʹdle, an essential article of dress in the East, and worn by both men and women. The poorest girdle was made of leather (2 Kings 1:8; Matt. 3:4), like that worn by the Bedonin of the present day. Coarser ones were of cloth. A finer girdle was made of linen (Jer. 13:1; Ezek. 16:10), embroidered with