Superaltar
Superaltar Su"per*al`tar, n. (Arch.) A raised shelf or stand on the back of an altar, on which different objects can be placed; a predella or gradino. [1913 Webster]

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  • superaltar — noun a portable slab of stone consecrated for use where there is no consecrated altar …   English new terms dictionary

  • superaltar — su·per·altar …   English syllables

  • superaltar — n. Eccl. a portable slab of stone consecrated for use on an unconsecrated altar etc. Etymology: ME f. med.L superaltare (as SUPER , ALTAR) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Predella — Pre*del la, n. [It.] The step, or raised secondary part, of an altar; a superaltar; hence, in Italian painting, a band or frieze of several pictures running along the front of a superaltar, or forming a border or frame at the foot of an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gradino — Gra*di no, n.; pl. {Gradinos}. [It.] (Arch.) A step or raised shelf, as above a sideboard or altar. Cf. {Superaltar}, and {Gradin}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gradinos — Gradino Gra*di no, n.; pl. {Gradinos}. [It.] (Arch.) A step or raised shelf, as above a sideboard or altar. Cf. {Superaltar}, and {Gradin}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • altar — Synonyms and related words: Communion table, altar carpet, altar desk, altar facing, altar of prothesis, altar rail, altar side, altar slab, altar stair, altar stone, altarpiece, ancona, bomos, chancel table, credence, eschara, frontal, gradin,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • altarpiece — Synonyms and related words: Communion table, abstract, abstraction, altar, altar carpet, altar desk, altar facing, altar of prothesis, altar rail, altar side, altar slab, altar stair, altar stone, ancona, block print, bomos, chancel table,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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