- 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
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How to use pyx in a sentence
No longer, says Sir John, do men swear devoutly by the cross and mass, or by such innocent oaths as the pyx or the mousefoot.A Cursory History of Swearing|Julian Sharman
In the Eastern Cloister you see an ancient door, leading to what is now called the chapel of the Pyx.
In it is the Box or Pyx, containing specimen standard-pieces of all the gold and silver coins of the realm.
He says it was sometimes done in darning stitches for ecclesiastical purposes, for instance, for coverings for the pyx.Needlework As Art|Marian Alford
He opened the pyx, took out a little curl of paper, and spread it on the desk.The Last Miracle|M. P. Shiel