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aspergillum

[ as-per-jil-uhm ]
/ 藢忙s p蓹r藞d蕭瑟l 蓹m /
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noun, plural as路per路gil路la [as-per-jil-uh], /藢忙s p蓹r藞d蕭瑟l 蓹/, as路per路gil路lums.Roman Catholic Church.
a brush or instrument for sprinkling holy water; aspersorium.
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Origin of aspergillum

1640鈥50; <New Latin, equivalent to Latin asperg(ere) to besprinkle (see a-5, sparge) + -illum diminutive suffix
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British Dictionary definitions for aspergillum

aspergillum

aspergill (藞忙sp蓹d蕭瑟l)

/ (藢忙sp蓹藞d蕭瑟l蓹m) /

noun plural -gilla (-藞d蕭瑟l蓹), -gillums or -gills
another term for aspersorium (def. 2)

Word Origin for aspergillum

C17: from New Latin aspergillum, from Latin aspergere, from spargere to sprinkle
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