an·​ti·​men·​si·​on | \ ˌantə̇ˈmensēˌän, -tē-, -ōn, -ən\
variants: or antimensium \ -​sēəm \ or antimins \ -​ˌminz \ or antiminsion \ -​ˈminsēˌän , -​ōn , -​ən \
plural antimensia or antiminsia\ -​sēə \

Definition of antimension

Eastern Church
: a consecrated piece of silk or linen cloth containing relics consecrated by a bishop and kept on the altar

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History and Etymology for antimension

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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