Definition of Thurible

1. Noun. A container for burning incense (especially one that is swung on a chain in a religious ritual).

Exact synonyms: Censer
Generic synonyms: Vessel
Category relationships: Faith, Religion, Religious Belief



Definition of Thurible

1. n. A censer of metal, for burning incense, having various forms, held in the hand or suspended by chains; -- used especially at mass, vespers, and other solemn services.

Definition of Thurible

1. Noun. A censer. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Thurible

1. a censer [n -S] - See also: censer

Medical Definition of Thurible

1. A censer of metal, for burning incense, having various forms, held in the hand or suspended by chains; used especially at mass, vespers, and other solemn services. Origin: L. Thuribulum, turibulum, from thus, thuris, or better tus, turis, frankincense, fr. Gr. A sacrifice, an offering, from to sacrifice. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Thurible

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thurible (current term)
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Literary usage of Thurible

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Archaeological Journal by British Archaeological Association (1858)
"NOTICE OF A thurible OF THE TWELFTH CENTURY. BY THE VERY REV. DANIEL ROCK, DD THE thurible which is represented in the accompanying illustration is of ..."

2. The Archaeological Journal by British Archaeological Association (1855)
"NOTICE OF A thurible OF THE TWELFTH CENTURY. BY THE VERT REV. DANIEL ROCK, DD THE thurible -which is represented in the ..."

3. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1909)
"The number of swings of the thurible is regulated by the ritual with reference to the greater or less canonical dignity of the persons or things incensed. ..."

4. Divine Worship in England in the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries by John David Chambers (1877)
"A thurible or ... for putting it into the thurible, ... AD 604, gave a grand thurible on columns with a cover, ..."

5. Curiosities of Popular Customs and of Rites, Ceremonies, Observances, and by William Shepard Walsh (1897)
"The bishop washes the bell with holy water, signs it with the oil of the sick outside and with chrism inside, and lastly places it under the thurible with ..."

6. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck, Samuel Macauley Jackson (1909)
"The number of swings of the thurible is regulated by the ritual with reference to the greater or less canonical dignity of the persons or things incensed. ..."

7. Parish Life in Mediæval England by Francis Aidan Gasquet (1907)
"the frontal for the High altar, with three cloths; three surplices; a rochet; the processional cross; a cross to carry to the sick ; a thurible; a lantern; ..."

8. The Antiquary by Edward Walford, John Charles Cox, George Latimer Apperson (1894)
"The lower part of a latten thurible or censer, found at Heyford, is of interesting but rather poor construction, and seems to be, from the shape of the ..."

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