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thurifer

[thoo r-uh-fer] /ˈθʊər ə fər/
noun
1.
a person who carries the thurible in religious ceremonies.
Origin
1850-1855
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/
noun
1.
a person appointed to carry the censer at religious ceremonies
Word Origin
C19: from Latin, from tūs incense + ferre to carry
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