variants or antimensium
or antimins
or antiminsion
plural antimensia or antiminsia
Eastern Church
: a consecrated piece of silk or linen cloth containing relics consecrated by a bishop and kept on the altar

Word History


Medieval Latin antimensium, from Middle Greek antiminsion, antimēsion, probably from Greek anti- anti- entry 1 + Latin mensa table + Greek -ion -ium

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“Antimension.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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