- the box or vessel in which the reserved Eucharist or Host is kept.
- a watch-shaped container for carrying the Eucharist to the sick.
Origin of pyx
Examples from the Web for pyx
There was a canopy over the altar with curtains, and here was hung the pyx or box containing the Host, or consecrated bread.Curiosities of Christian History|Croake James
In the Eastern Cloister you see an ancient door, leading to what is now called the chapel of the Pyx.Little Folks (November 1884)|Various
The panagia or pyx worn by a bishop, or higher prelate, is often an exquisite piece of jewelry.The Story of Moscow|Wirt Gerrare
The spellings poeple, lenghth, satisficed are standard; pix may be more recognizable as pyx.
In this way his letters became what they are, like coins put in the pyx, and mintage that survives the best of the goldsmiths.Charles Carleton Coffin|William Elliot Griffis, D. D.
less commonly pix
Word Origin for pyx
c.1400, "a box," especially the vessel in which the host or consecrated bread is preserved, from Latin pyxis, from Greek pyxis "box-wood; a box," from pyxos "box-wood; box-tree," of uncertain origin.