Translation of tonsure in Spanish:


tonsura, n.

Pronunciation /ˈtɑn(t)ʃər//ˈtɒnʃə/


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    tonsura feminine
    • Peter the Great greatly restricted access to monastic tonsure, thereby virtually barring the nobility from entering the black clergy.
    • His hairstyle also reminds me of a tonsure, and his monkish qualities include withdrawal from Earth and earthly delights; his commission and starship serve as a monastery.
    • My hair was long as it always had been; our order didn't endorse tonsures, thank God.
    • His cowl had fallen back, exposing his tonsure.
    • His dark hair lay cropped close to his head like a monk's tonsure and his small black eyes sat deep within their sockets like tiny pieces of coal buried in a lump of snow.
    • One of the disputed matters might seem absurd to us now: it was the form of the tonsure, the way in which monks shaved the tops of their heads.
    • In 1943, he completed medical studies and secretly assumed monastic tonsure, receiving the name Anthony.