thurifer

noun
thu·​ri·​fer | \ ˈthu̇r-ə-fər How to pronounce thurifer (audio) , ˈthyu̇r-, ˈthər- \

Definition of thurifer

: one who carries a censer in a liturgical service

First Known Use of thurifer

1729, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for thurifer

New Latin, from Latin thurifer, adjective, incense-bearing, from thur-, thus + -ifer -iferous

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“Thurifer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thurifer. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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