houselling

housel

[hou-zuhl] Archaic.
noun
1.
the Eucharist.
2.
the act of administering or receiving the Eucharist.
verb (used with object), houseled, houseling or (especially British) houselled, houselling.
3.
to administer the Eucharist to.

Origin:
before 900; (noun) Middle English; Old English hūsl the Eucharist, probably orig. offering; cognate with Old Norse hūsl, Gothic hunsl sacrifice, offering; (v.) Middle English houselen, Old English hūslian, derivative of the noun

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housel (ˈhaʊzəl)
 
n
1.  a medieval name for Eucharist
 
vb , -sels, -selling, -selled, -sels, -seling, -seled
2.  (tr) to give the Eucharist to (someone)
 
[Old English hūsl; related to Gothic hunsl sacrifice, Old Norse hūsl]

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