- 1 Christian Church The container in which the consecrated bread of the Eucharist is kept.More example sentences
- He wanted to restore to churches what he called ‘the real thing: vestments, pyxes, sedilia, road screens.’
- Romans used ivory for pyxes and on furniture.
- Similarly, the consecrated host was to be kept in a fitting manner, in a pyx, a small box made of silver or ivory which could be locked.
- 2(In the UK) a box at the Royal Mint in which specimen gold and silver coins are deposited to be tested annually at the trial of the pyx.More example sentences
- The pyx is the strong-box in which the coins are delivered to the jury.
late Middle English: from Latin pyxis, from Greek puxis 'box'.
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