ambry

ambry

[am-bree]
noun, plural ambries.
1.
Also called armarium. Ecclesiastical. a recess in the wall of a church or a cupboard in the sacristy where sacred vessels, books, vestments, etc., are kept.
2.
Chiefly British Dialect. a storeroom, closet, or pantry.
3.
Obsolete. any of various types of closet or cupboard with doors and shelves.
Also, aumbry.


Origin:
1200–1250; Middle English aumry, almerie, almarie < Old French aumaire, almarie < Medieval Latin almārium, dissimilated variant of armārium < L. See armarium

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ambry or aumbry (ˈæmbrɪ, ˈɔːmbrɪ)
 
n , pl -bries
1.  a recessed cupboard in the wall of a church near the altar, used to store sacred vessels, etc
2.  obsolete a small cupboard or other storage space
 
[C14: from Old French almarie, from Medieval Latin almārium, from Latin armārium chest for storage, from arma arms]
 
aumbry or aumbry
 
n
 
[C14: from Old French almarie, from Medieval Latin almārium, from Latin armārium chest for storage, from arma arms]

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