pastophorium

noun pas·to·pho·ri·um \ˌpastəˈfōrēəm\
variants: less commonly

pastophorion

\-ēˌän\

Definition of pastophorium

plural

pastophoria

\-ēə\
  1. :  either of the two apartments at the sides of the bema that are found in contemporary Greek churches as well as in early Christian churches

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Origin and Etymology of pastophorium

Late Latin, apartment of the bearer of the shrine, from Greek pastophorion, from pastophoros bearer of the shrine, from pastos shrine + -phoros -phore


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