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Saltos de línea: fe¦re|tory
Pronunciación: /ˈfɛrət(ə)ri

Definición de feretory en inglés:

sustantivo (plural feretories)

1A portable shrine containing the relics of a saint.
Example sentences
  • St. Swithun's feretory was probably placed behind the High Altar.
  • The new feretory was erected in 1813 thanks to Avgustin, Metropolitan of Moscow.
1.1A chapel containing a feretory.


Middle English: from Old French fiertre, via Latin from Greek pheretron 'bier', from pherein 'bear, carry'.

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