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ciborium

[si-bawr-ee-uh m, -bohr-] /sɪˈbɔr i əm, -ˈboʊr-/
noun, plural ciboria
[si-bawr-ee-uh, -bohr-] /sɪˈbɔr i ə, -ˈboʊr-/ (Show IPA)
1.
a permanent canopy placed over an altar; baldachin.
2.
any container designed to hold the consecrated bread or sacred wafers for the Eucharist.
3.
Archaic. a severy.
Origin
1645-1655
1645-55; < Latin: drinking-cup < Greek kibṓrion literally, the seed vessel of the Egyptian lotus, which the cup apparently resembled
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  • In churches, a ciborium is usually kept in a tabernacle or aumbry.
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ciborium

/sɪˈbɔːrɪəm/
noun (Christianity) (pl) -ria (-rɪə)
1.
a goblet-shaped lidded vessel used to hold consecrated wafers in Holy Communion
2.
a freestanding canopy fixed over an altar and supported by four pillars
Word Origin
C17: from Medieval Latin, from Latin: drinking cup, from Greek kibōrion cup-shaped seed vessel of the Egyptian lotus, hence, a cup
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