thurible

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Originated 1400–50 from late Middle English turrible, from thoryble, from Latin thūribulum (censer), equivalent to thūs (incense) (root: thūr-) from Ancient Greek θύος (thúos, burnt offering) + -bulum (instrumental suffix).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈθjʊərɪbəl/

Noun[edit]

thurible (plural thuribles)

  1. A censer.
    • 1922, James Joyce, Ulysses:
      [] and then Father Conroy handed the thurible to Canon O’Hanlon and he put in the incense and censed the Blessed Sacrament []

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References[edit]

  • thurible” in The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition, Houghton Mifflin Company, 2000.
  • thurible” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.
  • "thurible" in WordNet 2.0, Princeton University, 2003.