antimension

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/antimension. Accessed 31 Jan. 2023.

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