Feretory
Feretory Fer`e*to*ry, n. [L. feretrum bier, Gr. ?, fr. fe`rein to bear, akin to L. ferre, E. bear to support.] A portable bier or shrine, variously adorned, used for containing relics of saints. --Mollett. [1913 Webster]

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  • feretory — [fer′ə tôr΄ē] n. pl. feretories 〚altered < ME fertre < OFr fiertre < L feretrum, a litter, bier < Gr pheretron < pherein, BEAR1〛 1. a portable reliquary 2. a place for keeping this * * * fer·e·to· …   Universalium

  • feretory — [fer′ə tôr΄ē] n. pl. feretories [altered < ME fertre < OFr fiertre < L feretrum, a litter, bier < Gr pheretron < pherein, BEAR1] 1. a portable reliquary 2. a place for keeping this …   English World dictionary

  • feretory — noun a) a receptacle that houses relics of saints b) an area of a church where relics are kept Syn: reliquary …   Wiktionary

  • Feretory — A small shrine, often portable, in which were kept the relics of a saint; a small chapel set aside to contain such shrines and relics. Often the chapel was set close to the main altar. [< OldFr. fiertre < Lat. feretum = a bier] …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • feretory — shrine for relics during a procession or for a funeral bier Ecclesiastical Terms …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • feretory — fer·e·to·ry || ferɪtÉ”rɪ / trɪ n. reliquary, container or receptacle or shrine for storing relics of saints …   English contemporary dictionary

  • feretory — [ fɛrət(ə)ri] noun (plural feretories) rare a portable shrine containing the relics of a saint. ↘a chapel containing such a shrine. Origin ME: from OFr. fiertre, via L. from Gk pheretron bier , from pherein bear, carry …   English new terms dictionary

  • feretory — fer·e·to·ry …   English syllables

  • feretory — /ˈfɛrətri/ (say feruhtree), / təri/ (say tuhree) noun (plural feretories) 1. a shrine, usually portable, designed to hold the relics of saints. 2. a room or chapel in which shrines were kept. {blend of Latin ferētrum bier and repository;… …   Australian English dictionary

  • feretory —   n. shrine; chapel for bier; bier …   Dictionary of difficult words

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