thymiaterion

noun thy·mi·a·te·ri·on \ˌthīmēəˈtirēən\

Definition of thymiaterion

plural

-s

  1. :  a vessel for burning incense especially as used by the ancient Greeks

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Origin and Etymology of thymiaterion

Greek thymiatērion, from thymian to smoke, burn incense, from (assumed) Greek thymos smoke (whence Greek thymos spirit) — more at fume


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