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One entry found for tonsure.
Main Entry: tonĚsure
Pronunciation: primarystresstän-chschwar
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English tonsure "the act of shaving a part of the top of the head," derived from Latin tonsura "the act of shearing," from tonsus, past participle of tondemacronre "to shear"
: a haircut with the top of the head shaved worn especially by monks
- tonĚsured /-chschward/ adjective

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