thurifer

noun

thu·​ri·​fer ˈthu̇r-ə-fər How to pronounce thurifer (audio)
ˈthyu̇r-,
ˈthər-
: one who carries a censer in a liturgical service

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1729, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of thurifer was in 1729

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Cite this Entry

“Thurifer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thurifer. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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