antimension

[ ahn-dee-meen-see-awn; English an-ti-men-see-on ]
/ ˌɑn diˈmin si ɔn; English ˌæn tɪˈmɛn siˌɒn /

noun, plural an·ti·men·si·a [ahn-dee-meen-see-ah; English ahn-dee-meen-see-uh] /ˌɑn diˈmin si ɑ; English ˌɑn diˈmin si ə/. Greek Orthodox Church.

a consecrated linen or silk cloth, kept on an altar, to which is sewn a linen or silk bag containing relics of saints.

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Origin of antimension

< Medieval Latin antimēnsium < Medieval Greek antimínsion, antimḗsion, equivalent to Greek anti- anti- + Latin mēns(a) table + Greek -ion noun suffix
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