Definition of aspergillum in English:

aspergillum

Line breaks: as¦per|gil¦lum
Pronunciation: /ˌaspəˈdʒɪləm
 
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noun (plural aspergilla or aspergillums)

  • An implement for sprinkling holy water.
    More 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.

Origin

mid 17th century: from Latin.

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