pyx

or pix

[ piks ]
/ pɪks /

noun

Ecclesiastical.
  1. the box or vessel in which the reserved Eucharist or Host is kept.
  2. a watch-shaped container for carrying the Eucharist to the sick.
Also called pyx chest . a box or chest at a mint, in which specimen coins are deposited and reserved for trial by weight and assay.

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Origin of pyx

1350–1400; Middle English pyxe<Latin pyxis<Greek pyxís a box, originally made of boxwood
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British Dictionary definitions for pyx

pyx

less commonly pix

/ (pɪks) /

noun

Also called: pyx chest the chest in which coins from the British mint are placed to be tested for weight, etc
Christianity any receptacle in which the Eucharistic Host is kept

Word Origin for pyx

C14: from Latin pyxis small box, from Greek, from puxos box tree
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