superaltar

noun

su·​per·​altar
"+
: a portable altar consisting of a small square of precious marble : altar stone sense 2

Word History

Etymology

Middle English superaltare, from Medieval Latin, from Latin super- + altare altar; from its being used on top of an unconsecrated altar or table

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“Superaltar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/superaltar. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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