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pyx

also pix  (pĭks)
n.
1. Ecclesiastical
a. A container in which wafers for the Eucharist are kept.
b. A container in which the Eucharist is carried to the sick.
2. A chest in a mint in which specimen coins are placed to await assay.

[Middle English pyxe, from Latin pyxis, box, from Greek puxis.]

pyx

(pɪks) or less commonly

pix

n
1. (Banking & Finance) Also called: pyx chest the chest in which coins from the British mint are placed to be tested for weight, etc
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) Christianity any receptacle in which the Eucharistic Host is kept
[C14: from Latin pyxis small box, from Greek, from puxos box tree]

pyx

or pix

(pɪks)

n.
1. the box or vessel in which the reserved Eucharist or Host is kept.
2. a chest at a mint, in which specimen coins are reserved for trial by weight and assay.
[1350–1400; Middle English pyxe < Latin pyxis < Greek pyxís a box, orig. made of boxwood]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pyx - a chest in which coins from the mint are held to await assay
chest - box with a lid; used for storage; usually large and sturdy
2.pyx - any receptacle in which wafers for the Eucharist are kept
receptacle - a container that is used to put or keep things in
Translations

pyx

[pɪks] Npíxide f

pyx

nHostienkelch m; (for sick communion) → Bursa f
References in classic literature ?
In Touraine I got nothing save a broken pate, but at Vierzon I had a great good fortune, for I had a golden pyx from the minster, for which I afterwards got nine Genoan janes from the goldsmith in the Rue Mont Olive.
If I sell the very pyx and candlesticks on the altar at Jorvaulx, I shall scarce raise the half; and it will be necessary for that purpose that I go to Jorvaulx myself; ye may retain as borrows* my two priests.
But amateur-aided observations now suggest a darker fate for T Pyx.
Based on their observations, astronomers discovered the ejected material from T Pyx formed a disk, not a sphere, and instead of being ejected outward from the explosion, the debris stayed within the star system.
Everytime she discovered a handy addition such as zek, pyx or zho in the dictionary while playing a game, she would jot it down in a notepad to help her remember it next time.
Fuzzy-logic temperature controllers include PYX series controllers in 1/16-, 1/8-and 1/4-DIN sizes with little or no overshoot on start-up.
Roffman's later career was as producer or executive producer on such films as Explosion (1969) and The Pyx (1973).
Blarney PP, Fr Vincent O'Donohue, of St Mary's Church in Waterloo, Co Cork, said: "The safe was locked in the sacristy and I presume they were looking for money but we never leave money there - only our chalice, ciborium and pyx as well as the key to the tabernacle.
Then to "Angels in the Life of the Community: Messengers", who are depicted as sometimes interceding on our behalf, and to" Angels and the Liturgy," where again there are monstrances and chalices from the Pontifical Sacristy and a nineteenth- century pyx of silver, partly gilded with enamel and gold, processional crosses of exquisitely fine workmanship and then on to Christ the Judge, portrayed by the Last Judgement, a solemn collection and a pertinent reminder of our mortality.
It provides a still more striking focal point in its present position, at the centre of the sanctuary, beneath a pyx suspended from the apex of the baldacchino.
Or that small circular box which resembles a pyx that traditionally held a consecrated wafer but now may accommodate a small supply of LSD?