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ciborium

EnglishEdit

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A ciborium (canopy)
A ciborium (receptacle)

EtymologyEdit

From Medieval Latin cibōrium (drinking-cup), from Ancient Greek κιβώριον (kibṓrion, the Egyptian water-lily’s cupulate seed pod”, or “a drinking-cup fashioned therefrom).[1]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ciborium (plural ciboriums or ciboria)

  1. A fixed vaulted canopy over a Christian altar, supported on four columns.
  2. A covered receptacle for holding the consecrated wafers of the Eucharist.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 ‖ciborium” listed in the Oxford English Dictionary [2nd Ed.; 1989]