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Definition: By the rood
(r[=oo]d), n. [AS. r[=o]d a cross; akin to OS.
r[=o]da, D. roede rod, G. ruthe, rute, OHG. ruota. Cf. Rod
1. A representation in sculpture or in painting of the cross
with Christ hanging on it.
Note: Generally, the Trinity is represented, the Father as an
elderly man fully clothed, with a nimbus around his
head, and holding the cross on which the Son is
represented as crucified, the Holy Spirit descending in
the form of a dove near the Son's head. Figures of the
Virgin Mary and of St. John are often placed near the
Savior, in thine image seen
Bleeding on that precious rood. --Wordsworth.
2. A measure of five and a half yards in length; a rod; a
perch; a pole. [Prov. Eng.]
3. The fourth part of an acre, or forty square rods.
By the rood
, by the cross; -- a phrase formerly used in
swearing. “No, by the rood, not so.”
(Arch.), a beam across the chancel of a church,
supporting the rood.
(Arch.), a loft or gallery, in a church, on which
the rood and its appendages were set up to view. --Gwilt.
(Arch.), a screen, between the choir and the
body of the church, over which the rood was placed.
(Arch.), a tower at the intersection of the nave
and transept of a church; -- when crowned with a spire it
was called also rood steeple
, the cross. [Obs.] “Died upon the rood tree.”