aspersorium


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aspersorium

(ˌæspəˈsɔːrɪəm)
n, pl -ria (-rɪə) or -riums
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) Also called: aspersory a basin containing holy water with which worshippers sprinkle themselves
2. (Roman Catholic Church) Also called: aspergillum a perforated instrument used to sprinkle holy water
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.aspersorium - the basin or other vessel that holds holy water in Roman Catholic Churches
basin - a bowl-shaped vessel; usually used for holding food or liquids; "she mixed the dough in a large basin"
2.aspersorium - a short-handled device with a globe containing a spongeaspersorium - a short-handled device with a globe containing a sponge; used for sprinkling holy water
device - an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water"
handgrip, handle, grip, hold - the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it; "he grabbed the hammer by the handle"; "it was an old briefcase but it still had a good grip"
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The likely antiquity of this pot further adds to its prestige and thus its suitability as an aspersorium.
Beneath the two arms of the Cross there were two Angels each with a crystal aspersorium in his hand, in which they gathered up the blood of the Martyrs and with it sprinkled the souls that were making their way to God".