thurifer

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Originated 1850–55 from New Latin thūrifer ‎(incense-bearing)/turifer, from Latin thur/tur, stem of thūs ‎(incense), tus + -fer ‎(bearing)

Noun[edit]

thurifer ‎(plural thurifers)

  1. an acolyte who carries a thurible.

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References[edit]

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