[thoo r-uh-buh l]
- a censer.
Origin of thurible
1400–50; late Middle English turrible, thoryble < Latin t(h)ūribulum censer, equivalent to t(h)ūr- (stem of t(h)ūs) incense + -i- -i- + -bulum instrumental suffix
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Examples from the Web for thurible
According to Sarum and Bangor, the thurible, as well as the lights, attended the Gospel to the lectern.
To her husband was given a thurible, filled with incense wherewith to perfume his household gods.The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft, Volume 2
Hubert Howe Bancroft
It is supposed to have been formed to allow a thurible to be suspended therefrom into the church below.Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Norwich
C. H. B. Quennell
Thurible, a censer suspended by chains and held in the hand by a priest during mass and other offices of the Romish Church.The Nuttall Encyclopaedia
Edited by Rev. James Wood
Thurible, thū′ri-bl, n. a censer of metal for burning frankincense.
- another word for censer
C15: from Latin tūribulum censer, from tūs incense