Eucharistically

Eucharist

[yoo-kuh-rist]
noun
1.
the sacrament of Holy Communion; the sacrifice of the Mass; the Lord's Supper.
2.
the consecrated elements of the Holy Communion, especially the bread.
3.
(lowercase) the giving of thanks; thanksgiving.
4.
Christian Science. spiritual communion with God.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English eukarist < Late Latin eucharistia < Greek eucharístia gratefulness, thanksgiving. See eu-, charisma, -ia

Eucharistic, Eucharistical, adjective
Eucharistically, adverb
un-Eucharistic, adjective
un-Eucharistical, adjective
un-Eucharistically, adverb
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Eucharist (ˈjuːkərɪst)
 
n
1.  the Christian sacrament in which Christ's Last Supper is commemorated by the consecration of bread and wine
2.  the consecrated elements of bread and wine offered in the sacrament
3.  Mass, esp when regarded as the service where the sacrament of the Eucharist is administered
 
[C14: via Church Latin from Greek eukharistia, from eukharistos thankful, from eu- + kharizesthai to show favour, from kharis favour]
 
Eucha'ristic
 
adj
 
Eucha'ristical
 
adj
 
Eucha'ristically
 
adv

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Eucharist
"sacrament of the Lord's Supper, the Communion," mid-14c., from Gk. eukharistia "thanksgiving, gratitude," later "the Lord's Supper," from eukharistos "grateful," from eu- "well" + stem of kharizesthai "show favor," from kharis "favor, grace," from PIE base *gher- "to like, want" (see
hortatory). Eukharisteo is the usual verb for "thank" in the Septuagint and N.T. Related: Eucharistic.
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Eucharist [(yooh-kuh-rist)]

The sacrament of Communion among Christians.

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