noun Etymology: New Latin, from Latin thurifer, adjective, incense-bearing, from thur-, thus + -ifer -iferous Date: 1849 one who carries a censer in a liturgical service

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  • thurifer — [thʉr′ə fər, thoor′ə fər, thyoor ə fər] n. [ModL < L thus (see THURIBLE) + ferre,BEAR1] an acolyte or server who carries a thurible …   English World dictionary

  • Thurifer — Thuriferar Der Thuriferar oder Thurifer (von lat. thuribulum „Rauchfass“ und ferre „tragen“) ist in der katholischen Liturgie ein Ministrant, der ein mit Weihrauch und Kohle gefülltes Rauchfass trägt. Der Thuriferar reicht dieses dem Priester… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • thurifer — /thoor euh feuhr/, n. a person who carries the thurible in religious ceremonies. [1850 55; < NL, n. use of L t(h)urifer incense bearing, equiv. to t(h)ur (s. of t(h)us) incense + i I + fer bearing; see FER] * * * …   Universalium

  • thurifer — noun an acolyte who carries a thurible …   Wiktionary

  • Thurifer —    The name given to one who bears the censer in services where incense is used …   American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • thurifer — altar boy who bears censer Ecclesiastical Terms …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • thurifer — [ θjʊərɪfə] noun an acolyte carrying a censer. Origin C19: from late L., from L. thus, thur incense + fer bearing …   English new terms dictionary

  • thurifer — thu·ri·fer …   English syllables

  • thurifer —  Кадильничий …   Вестминстерский словарь теологических терминов

  • thurifer — thu•ri•fer [[t]ˈθʊər ə fər[/t]] n. rel a person who carries the thurible in religious ceremonies • Etymology: 1850–55; < NL, n. use of L t(h) ūrifer incense bearing =t(h) ūr , s. of t(h) ūs incense + i i + fer fer …   From formal English to slang

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