pyx


pyx
box or vessel in which coins or consecrated Eucharist are kept

Phrontistery dictionary. 2013.

Synonyms:
(especially that in which the host is kept), , ,


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  • Pyx — • Small vessel in which the Holy Eucharist is carried to the sick. Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Pyx     Pyx     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Pyx|is — «PIHK sihs», noun, plural pyx|i|des «PIHK suh deez». 1. a boxlike vase; casket. 2. Botany. pyxidium. ╂[< Latin pyxis, idis < Greek pyxís, ídos a box; see etym. under pyx (Cf. ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • pyx|is — «PIHK sihs», noun, plural pyx|i|des «PIHK suh deez». 1. a boxlike vase; casket. 2. Botany. pyxidium. ╂[< Latin pyxis, idis < Greek pyxís, ídos a box; see etym. under pyx (Cf. ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pyx — Pyx, n. [L. pyxis a box, Gr. pyxi s a box, especially of boxwood, fr. py xos the box tree or boxwood. See {Box} a receptacle.] [Written also {pix}.] 1. (R. C. Ch.) The box, case, vase, or tabernacle, in which the host is reserved. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pyx — Pyx, v. t. To test as to weight and fineness, as the coins deposited in the pyx. [Eng.] Mushet. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pyx|id|i|um — «pihk SIHD ee uhm», noun, plural i|a « ee uh». a seed vessel that bursts open transversely into a top and bottom part, the top part acting as a lid. ╂[< New Latin pyxidium < Greek pyxídion (diminutive) < pyxís, ídos box; see etym. under… …   Useful english dictionary

  • pyx|ie — «PIHK see», noun. 1. a very small, trailing evergreen shrub that has numerous small, white, star shaped blossoms, found in pine barrens of the eastern United States. 2. Botany. a pyxidium. ╂[American English, contraction of New Latin Pyxidanthera …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pyx — ist: ein Synonym für Faustkampf, eine Disziplin im Fünfkampf der Olympischen Spiele der Antike Pyx als Abkürzung steht für: Schiffskompass (Sternbild) (lateinisch: Pyxis), ein Sternbild des Südhimmels Diese Seite ist …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • pyx — [ pıks ] noun count a small container used for storing the holy bread used in Christian COMMUNION …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • pyx — c.1400, a box, esp. the vessel in which the host or consecrated bread is preserved, from L. pyxis, from Gk. pyxis box, from pyxos box tree, of uncertain origin …   Etymology dictionary

  • pyx — (also pix) ► NOUN Christian Church ▪ the container in which the consecrated bread of the Eucharist is kept. ORIGIN Greek puxis box …   English terms dictionary


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