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

a container in which incense is burned.
[1200–50; Middle English < Anglo-French, aph. variant of ensenser < Medieval Latin incensārium. See incense1]
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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"
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[ˈθjʊərɪbl] Nincensario m
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n (Eccl) → (Weih)rauchfass nt, → Räucherfass nt
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He weaves religious art such as the chains and thurible, biblical images, the sculpture Pieta by Michealangelo, and many more into his extravagant and gender bending pieces.
Other servers may carry blessed candles, incense, and a thurible (metal censer suspended from chains, in which incense is burned during worship services).
Complex combinations are widely represented in the Old High German language, for example: erdrihhi 'kingdom on earth', rouchvaz 'thurible'.
In English, it is known as a thurible or a censer, and is used to burn 'udi' (incense), which is burnt to produce a sweet smell.
Sorry, that was thurible, I should censer myself better.
Swinging a thurible, one of them stopped to kiss a man in a traditional black Druze shirt, shirwal trousers and white hat seated in the front row.
Most items have some connection with the Eucharist as it was celebrated in Umai's Anglo-Catholic context: a golden table on which are a candle stand with seven candles; a golden chalice (the cup used at the Eucharist) 'overflowed with pure blood' ; five loaves of bread, two small fish, and a sword; a paten (the plate used for the bread at the Eucharist); a ciborium (used to store consecrated bread) filled with communion wafers; a wooden bowl; two jars, one of water, one of wine; a scroll; a thurible (the incense pot on chains used for censing) and a bell.
Fresh breezes stirred up from the east, blowing the garlands down on the heads of the kneeling faithful while spreading scents as sweet as the thurible's fumes.
The holy scent of baking French bread wafted up to the girls' window like incense from a thurible.
But even though he was outgunned 5-3 on the 180s by Barney's easy-throwing style, like a priest swinging his thurible, the only thing to make Taylor pause for breath was the extortionate Severn Bridge toll.
"The god of pepper": A checkered cloth/makes a table all the more/a surreal painting/wherein you are hunger personified/perching on sharp elbows//Or a stage where souffles/and soups, gravies and casseroles/struggle, Italian and French characters/sweating, steaming in their own dilemmas.//Shakers and mill make it church--/utensils of sacrifice and thurible. Beside/you, a seraph with a towel on his arm.