rood loft

noun

: a loft or gallery over the rood screen in a medieval church used for display of the rood and its appendages and for the reading of the Gospel and the Epistle

Word History

Etymology

Middle English rodeloft, from rod, rood, rode rood + loft

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rood loft was in the 15th century

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“Rood loft.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rood%20loft. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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