rood loft


Definition of rood loft

: 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

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First Known Use of rood loft

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rood loft

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

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“Rood loft.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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