feretory

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Middle English, from Anglo-Norman fertre, from Latin feretrum, from Ancient Greek φέρετρον ‎(phéretron), from the verb φέρω ‎(phérō, I carry).

Noun[edit]

feretory ‎(plural feretories)

  1. a receptacle that houses relics of saints
  2. an area of a church where relics are kept

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