aspergillum


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as·per·gil·lum

(ăs′pər-jĭl′əm) or as·per·gill (-jĭl)
n. pl. as·per·gil·la (-jĭl′ə) or as·per·gil·lums or as·per·gills Ecclesiastical
An instrument, such as a brush or a perforated container, used for sprinkling holy water.

[New Latin, from Latin aspergere, to sprinkle; see asperse.]

aspergillum

(ˌæspəˈdʒɪləm) or

aspergill

n, pl -gilla (-ˈdʒɪlə) , -gillums or -gills
(Roman Catholic Church) another term for aspersorium2
[C17: from New Latin aspergillum, from Latin aspergere, from spargere to sprinkle]

as•per•gil•lum

(ˌæs pərˈdʒɪl əm)

n., pl. -gil•la (-ˈdʒɪl ə)
-gil•lums.
a brush or instrument for sprinkling holy water.
[1640–50; < New Latin, = Latin asperg(ere) to sprinkle (see asperse) + -illum diminutive suffix]
Translations
Weihwasserwedel

aspergillum

nWeih(wasser) wedel m
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