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viaticum

[ vahy-at-i-kuhm, vee- ]
/ va瑟藞忙t 瑟 k蓹m, vi- /
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noun, plural vi路at路i路ca [vahy-at-i-kuh, vee-], /va瑟藞忙t 瑟 k蓹, vi-/, vi路at路i路cums.
Ecclesiastical. the Eucharist or Communion as given to a person dying or in danger of death.
(among the ancient Romans) a provision or allowance for traveling, originally of transportation and supplies, later of money, made to officials on public missions.
money or necessities for any journey.
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Origin of viaticum

1555鈥65; <Latin vi膩ticum, neuter of vi膩ticus, equivalent to vi膩t(us) (past participle of vi膩re to travel; see via, -ate1) + -icus-ic; cf. voyage
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British Dictionary definitions for viaticum

viaticum
/ (va瑟藞忙t瑟k蓹m) /

noun plural -ca (-k蓹) or -cums
Christianity Holy Communion as administered to a person dying or in danger of death
rare provisions or a travel allowance for a journey

Word Origin for viaticum

C16: from Latin, from vi膩ticus belonging to a journey, from vi膩re to travel, from via way
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