Definition of cierge in English:

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cierge

Pronunciation: /sɪˈɛːʒ/

noun

historical
A wax candle, especially one used in religious ceremonies: the cierges were lighted, and a splendid mass in music performed
More example sentences
  • I never saw the Church so adorned with Tapestry and Lustres, nor illuminated with cierges in my life.
  • Inspired by your thoughts, I went to the Cathedral before the game and paid 4 big bucks to light a cierge.
  • Edward donated six manors to the abbey on condition that the whole convent attended an annual vigil with 'one hundred cierges being being lighted about the queen's tomb'.

Origin

Middle English: from Old French cerge, from Latin cereas 'wax taper'.

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