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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 ?
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.''
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.
First held in 1282, the Trial of the Pyx tests the integrity of the nation's coins, ensuring that they are the proper weight and size, and contain the right amount of precious metals.
(31) Quoted in Anne Hudson, "The Mouse in the Pyx: Popular Heresy and the Eucharist," Trivium 28 (1991): 40-53 (42).
(The Chapter House and Pyx Chambers in the Abbey cloisters, Westminster Abbey and the Jewel Tower are scheduled monuments).
NCC 2324 Mon 8.4 8' NGC 2309 Mon 10.5 5' NGC 2215 Mon 8.4 11' NGC 2509 Pup 9.3 12' NGC 2421 Pup 8.3 10' NGC 2489 Pup 7.9 8' NGC 2439 Pup 6.9 9' NGC 2627 Pyx 8.4 11' NCC 2658 Pyx 9.2 10' Object Distance RA Dec.
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(133) The pyx most often was in the shape of a dove.
The geochemical features of the major and trace elements show that the rocks have both cumulates and non-cumulates phases and that all the three minerals; olivine, pyroxenes and plagioclases (ol + pyx + pl) are involved in the fractionation process.
Astronomers used the Hubble telescope to observe the light emitted by the close double-star system T Pyxidis, or T Pyx, a recurring nova, during its latest outburst in April 2011.
Hubble was taking images of T Pyxidis, or T Pyx, a binary star system located 15,600 light-years from Earth, over the course of fourth months and was able to photograph the fallout of a recent nova.