• Greek: asteriskos, diminutive of aster, star


A utensil used in the Greek Rite, made of two silver or gold curved bands crossing each other to form a double arch, and placed over the blessed bread in the early part of Mass, to prevent contact with the veil.

MLA Citation

  • “asterisk”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 21 August 2010. Web. 21 October 2016. <>