thurible

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noun thu·ri·ble \ˈthu̇r-ə-bəl, ˈthyu̇r-, ˈthər-\

Definition of thurible

  1. :  censer

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Origin and Etymology of 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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