antiminsion\-ˈminsēˌän, -ōn, -ən\
Definition of antimension
: a consecrated piece of silk or linen cloth containing relics consecrated by a bishop and kept on the altar
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Origin and Etymology of antimension
Medieval Latin antimensium, from Middle Greek antiminsion, antimēsion, probably from Greek anti- 1anti- + Latin mensa table + Greek -ion -ium — more at mensa
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