pastophorium

noun

pas·​to·​pho·​ri·​um
ˌpastəˈfōrēəm
variants or less commonly pastophorion
-ēˌän
plural pastophoria
-ēə
: 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

Word History

Etymology

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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“Pastophorium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pastophorium. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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