English version


From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Christianity
stigmatastig‧ma‧ta /ˈstɪɡmətə, stɪɡˈmɑːtə/ noun [plural]  RRCmarks that appear on the hands and feet of some holy people, and which look like the wounds made by nails on the body of Christ
Examples from the Corpus
stigmataThis is despite the fact that they carry only a minority of the 13 stigmata of weediness.All these patients exhibited biological stigmata of primary hyperparathyroidism.Endoscopic stigmata of recent haemorrhage allow the identification of lesions with a high risk of rebleeding.It looks like a standard case, but despite the stigmata I elect to join her in innocence.The stigmata on this foot was carefully examined during its official recognition in 1597.
Pictures of the day
What are these?
Click on the pictures to check.