antependium

noun an·te·pen·di·um \ ˌan-ti-ˈpen-dē-əm \

Definition of antependium

plural antependiums or antependia play \-dē-ə\
: a hanging for the front of an altar, pulpit, or lectern

Origin and Etymology of antependium

Medieval Latin, from Latin ante- + pendēre to hang — more at pendant


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