prosphora

noun pros·pho·ra \¦präsfə¦rä\

Definition of prosphora

plural

prosphorae

\-¦rā, ¦rē\
  1. :  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

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Origin and Etymology of prosphora

Late Greek, from Greek, offering, from prospherein to present, offer, from pros- + pherein to carry — more at bear


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