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ciborium a receptacle shaped like a shrine or a cup with an arched cover, used in the Christian Church for the reservation of the Eucharist. Also, a canopy over an altar in a church, standing on four pillars. Recorded from the mid 16th century, the word comes via medieval Latin from Greek kibōrion ‘seed vessel of the water lily or a cup made from it’; it is probably also influenced by Latin cibus ‘food’.

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ciborium

ci·bo·ri·um / səˈbôrēəm/ • n. (pl. -bo·ri·a / -ˈbôrēə/ ) 1. a receptacle shaped like a shrine or a cup with an arched cover, used in the Christian Church for the reservation of the Eucharist. 2. a canopy over an altar in a church, standing on four pillars.

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ciborium (pl. ciboria). Fixed canopy over a Christian altar, usually supported on four columns. It resembles an inverted cup, or the vessel in which the Eucharist is Reserved, with its domed cover, so the canopy itself has a similar domed top. Compare baldacchino.

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