- a brush or instrument for sprinkling holy water; aspersorium.
Origin of aspergillum
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He is attended by a minister with a vase of holy water, an aspergillum and a copy of the Rituale or missal.
We have already mentioned an ancient Christian fresco in which an aspergillum is represented.The Ceremonies of the Holy-Week at Rome
Charles Michael Baggs
On this table were a silver crucifix, a vase filled with holy water, and an aspergillum.The Memoirs of Victor Hugo
A portion of the cylindrical stem of a flabellum or aspergillum, probably French of the twelfth century, is in the British Museum.History of the Fan
George Woolliscroft Rhead
The brush used for sprinkling is an aspergill (aspergillum), or aspersoir, and the vessel for this water an aspersorium.
- another term for aspersorium (def. 2)
C17: from New Latin aspergillum, from Latin aspergere, from spargere to sprinkle
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