[thoo r-uh-fer]


a person who carries the thurible in religious ceremonies.

Origin of thurifer

1850–55; < New Latin, noun use of Latin t(h)ūrifer incense-bearing, equivalent to t(h)ūr- (stem of t(h)ūs) incense + -i- -i- + -fer bearing; see -fer Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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a person appointed to carry the censer at religious ceremonies

Word Origin for thurifer

C19: from Latin, from tūs incense + ferre to carry
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