holy-water font
Stoup Stoup (st[=oo]p), n. [See {Stoop} a vessel.] 1. A flagon; a vessel or measure for liquids. [Scot.] --Jamieson. [1913 Webster]

2. (Eccl.) A basin at the entrance of Roman Catholic churches for containing the holy water with which those who enter, dipping their fingers in it, cross themselves; -- called also {holy-water stoup} or {holy-water font}. [1913 Webster]


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  • holy-water stoup — Stoup Stoup (st[=oo]p), n. [See {Stoop} a vessel.] 1. A flagon; a vessel or measure for liquids. [Scot.] Jamieson. [1913 Webster] 2. (Eccl.) A basin at the entrance of Roman Catholic churches for containing the holy water with which those who… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Holy water — Holy Ho ly, a. [Compar. {Holier}; superl. {Holiest}.] [OE. holi, hali, AS. h[=a]lig, fr. h[ae]l health, salvation, happiness, fr. h[=a]l whole, well; akin to OS. h?lag, D. & G. heilig, OHG. heilac, Dan. hellig, Sw. helig, Icel. heilagr. See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Holy-water stoup — Holy Ho ly, a. [Compar. {Holier}; superl. {Holiest}.] [OE. holi, hali, AS. h[=a]lig, fr. h[ae]l health, salvation, happiness, fr. h[=a]l whole, well; akin to OS. h?lag, D. & G. heilig, OHG. heilac, Dan. hellig, Sw. helig, Icel. heilagr. See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • holy water — water blessed by a priest. [bef. 900; ME haliwater, OE haligwaeter] * * * ▪ Christianity       in the Eastern Christian churches and the Roman Catholic Church, special water that has been blessed and is used to bless churches, homes, and articles …   Universalium

  • Holy water — In Anglican, Eastern Orthodox, Eastern Catholic, Roman Catholic, Old Catholic, Oriental Orthodoxy and some other churches, holy water is water which has been sanctified by a priest or bishop for the purpose of baptism or for the blessing of… …   Wikipedia

  • font — Synonyms and related words: affusion, ascender, aspergation, aspersion, back, baptism, baptismal gown, baptismal regeneration, baptistery, baptizement, bastard type, beard, belly, bevel, black letter, body, bonanza, cap, capital, case, chalice,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Holy — Ho ly, a. [Compar. {Holier}; superl. {Holiest}.] [OE. holi, hali, AS. h[=a]lig, fr. h[ae]l health, salvation, happiness, fr. h[=a]l whole, well; akin to OS. h?lag, D. & G. heilig, OHG. heilac, Dan. hellig, Sw. helig, Icel. heilagr. See {Whole},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Holy Alliance — Holy Ho ly, a. [Compar. {Holier}; superl. {Holiest}.] [OE. holi, hali, AS. h[=a]lig, fr. h[ae]l health, salvation, happiness, fr. h[=a]l whole, well; akin to OS. h?lag, D. & G. heilig, OHG. heilac, Dan. hellig, Sw. helig, Icel. heilagr. See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Holy bark — Holy Ho ly, a. [Compar. {Holier}; superl. {Holiest}.] [OE. holi, hali, AS. h[=a]lig, fr. h[ae]l health, salvation, happiness, fr. h[=a]l whole, well; akin to OS. h?lag, D. & G. heilig, OHG. heilac, Dan. hellig, Sw. helig, Icel. heilagr. See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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