Fr. encroix, in + cross.
- Draping over; in suspension upon.
- Communicating; transmitting a message; [word play on making the sign of the cross] possibly “a cross.”
- From one side to the other; [NW says: “as a bridge is laid across a river”.]
- Moving over the surface of.
- Throughout; at a certain time in.
- In front of.
- Above; over.