Am"ice (?), n. [OE. amyse, prob. for
amyt, OF. amit, ameit, fr. L. amictus cloak,
the word being confused with amice, almuce, a hood or cape.
See next word.] A square of white linen worn at first on the head, but
now about the neck and shoulders, by priests of the Roman Catholic Church
while saying Mass.
Am"ice, n. [OE. amuce, amisse,
OF. almuce, aumuce, F. aumusse, LL. almucium,
almucia, aumucia: of unknown origin; cf. G. mütze
cap, prob. of the same origin. Cf. Mozetta.] (Eccl.) A
hood, or cape with a hood, made of lined with gray fur, formerly worn by
the clergy; -- written also amess, amyss, and