thurifer

thurifer

[thoor-uh-fer]
noun
a person who carries the thurible in religious ceremonies.

Origin:
1850–55; < Neo-Latin, noun use of Latin t(h)ūrifer incense-bearing, equivalent to t(h)ūr- (stem of t(h)ūs) incense + -i- -i- + -fer bearing; see -fer

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thurifer (ˈθjʊərɪfə)
 
n
a person appointed to carry the censer at religious ceremonies
 
[C19: from Latin, from tūs incense + ferre to carry]

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