- 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.
- “asterisk”. . CatholicSaints.Info. 21 August 2010. Web. 21 October 2016. <http://catholicsaints.info/asterisk/>