DISCOVER THE INFLUENCE OF PORTUGUESE ON ENGLISH VIA THIS QUIZ!
We’ve gathered some interesting words donated to English from Portuguese … as well as some that just don’t translate at all. Do you know what they mean?
Question 1 of 11
Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?
Origin of Holy Communion
First recorded in 1885–90
Words nearby Holy Communion
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British Dictionary definitions for Holy Communion
the celebration of the Eucharist
the consecrated elements of the Eucharist
Often shortened to: Communion
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