Definition of aspergillum in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌaspəˈdʒɪləm/

noun (plural aspergilla or aspergillums)

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An implement for sprinkling holy water.
Example sentences
  • Suspended from a rod attached to the frame of what must be a devotional picture, the bucket has been turned into a container for holy water with the addition of an aspergillum.
  • Within this religious setting, the pot thus functions as a vessel for holy water and the wand as an aspergillum.
  • This little device is called aspergillum, after the Latin word for sprinkling, which is aspergo.


Mid 17th century: from Latin.

Words that rhyme with aspergillum

chillum, film, vexillum

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Line breaks: as¦per|gil¦lum

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