Definition of aumbry in English:


Line breaks: aum¦bry
Pronunciation: /ˈɔːmbri
(also ambry)

noun (plural aumbries)

  • 1A small recess or cupboard in the wall of a church.
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    • More and more, Catholic parishes are building beautiful ambries and placing them where they can be seen.
    • Pictures and names of seven departed bishops of Rochester can be seen on the inside of the ambry door.
    • This wall has an aumbry, or secure cupboard, for keeping the sacraments, or possibly relics.
  • 1.1 historical A small cupboard.


Middle English: from Old French armarie, from Latin armarium 'closet, chest', from arma 'utensils'.

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