antimension

noun an·ti·men·si·on \ˌantə̇ˈmensēˌän, -tē-, -ōn, -ən\
variants: or

antimensium

\-sēəm\ or

antimins

\-ˌminz\ or

antiminsion

\-ˈminsēˌän, -ōn, -ən\

Definition of antimension

plural

antimensia

or

antiminsia

\-sēə\

Eastern Church

  1. :  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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