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ciborium

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noun ci·bo·ri·um \sə-ˈbȯr-ē-əm\

Definition of ciborium

plural -ria \-ē-ə\

  1. 1 :  a goblet-shaped vessel for holding eucharistic bread

  2. 2 :  baldachin; specifically :  a freestanding vaulted canopy supported by four columns over a high altar



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Origin of ciborium

Medieval Latin, from Latin, cup, from Greek kibōrion


First Known Use: 1651

Rhymes with ciborium



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