consecrated oil; chrism.
(especially in the Eastern Church) oil that has been in contact with a sacred object, as a relic, and is used in certain rites.
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 oil
Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400
Words nearby holy oil
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