thu·​ri·​ble | \ ˈthu̇r-ə-bəl How to pronounce thurible (audio) , ˈthyu̇r-, ˈthər- \

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Recent Examples on the Web Nor is it industrial school or Magdalene Ireland, where the swish of a soutane smothered conscience and humanity, or the swing of a thurible ruled the Irish Catholic world. Charles P. Pierce, Esquire, "Here's What You Get When You Put Joe Lieberman in There," 19 May 2017

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First Known Use of thurible

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for thurible

Middle English thurribul, from Latin thuribulum, from thur-, thus incense, from Greek thyos incense, sacrifice, from thyein to sacrifice — more at thyme

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“Thurible.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 19 January 2020.

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to insert between existing elements

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