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pyxalso pix (pĭks)
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.]
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pyx(pɪks) or less commonly
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]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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]
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|Noun||1.||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
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pyx[pɪks] N → píxide f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
n → Hostienkelch m; (for sick communion) → Bursa f
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