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A censer used in certain ecclesiastical ceremonies or liturgies.

[Middle English thorible, from Old French thurible, from Latin thūribulum, from thūs, thūr-, incense, from alteration of Greek thuos, from thūein, to sacrifice.]


(Ecclesiastical Terms) another word for censer
[C15: from Latin tūribulum censer, from tūs incense]


(ˈsɛn sər)

a container in which incense is burned.
[1200–50; Middle English < Anglo-French, aph. variant of ensenser < Medieval Latin incensārium. See incense1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.thurible - a container for burning incense (especially one that is swung on a chain in a religious ritual)thurible - a container for burning incense (especially one that is swung on a chain in a religious ritual)
vessel - an object used as a container (especially for liquids)
faith, religion, religious belief - a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny; "he lost his faith but not his morality"


[ˈθjʊərɪbl] Nincensario m


n (Eccl) → (Weih)rauchfass nt, → Räucherfass nt
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