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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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IT COULD be the coils of incense wafting from thuribles, or perhaps the sight of men spinning furiously on their heels, but as the sun dips below the onion domes of Omdurman's mosques, I'm beginning to feel quite dizzy.
DeMille had rebuilt a lost world for his Ben Hur: locating forgotten thuribles, monstrances, Baroque tabernacles ..."
Crucifixes, candlesticks, and holy water stoups, after all, weren't his bag; thuribles, chalices and monstrances, not his cup of tea.