plural prosphorae
: one of several loaves of bread each with special seals on the upper side used in the Eastern Church in the preparation of the Eucharistic elements

Word History


Late Greek, from Greek, offering, from prospherein to present, offer, from pros- + pherein to carry

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“Prosphora.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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