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aumbry

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

Definition of aumbry in English:

noun (plural aumbries)

1A small recess or cupboard in the wall of a church.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

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

Words that rhyme with aumbry

Aubrey

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