American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A censer used in certain ecclesiastical ceremonies or liturgies.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A Censer. There is no difference in the meaning of thurible and censer, except that the former is the more technical ecclesiastical word.
- n. A censer.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (R. C. Ch.) A censer of metal, for burning incense, having various forms, held in the hand or suspended by chains; -- used especially at mass, vespers, and other solemn services.
- n. a container for burning incense (especially one that is swung on a chain in a religious ritual)
- Originated 1400–50 from late Middle English turrible, from thoryble, from Latin thūribulum ("censer"), equivalent to thūs ("incense") (root: thūr-) from Greek θύος ("burnt offering") + (-i-) + (-bulum, "instrumental suffix"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English thorible, from Old French thurible, from Latin thūribulum, from thūs, thūr-, incense, from alteration of Greek thuos, from thūein, to sacrifice. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The thurible is a little shorter than one that might be used in a parish and it is used with one hand only - one swing for each member of choir.”
“The fire is sprinkled with holy water immediately after the prayer, then carbons from the fire are placed in the thurible, followed by incense, and the fire itself is incensed.”
“After the warning bell the first acolyte puts incense into the thurible.”
“Incense is put in the thurible, the deacon asks for and receives the blessing of the priest, then receives the book from the Master of Ceremonies.”
“The thurifer rises, comes to the middle, genuflects arid takes the thurible out.”
“The thurifer takes some coals from the Paschal fire and places them in the thurible.”
“The book for the singing of the Exsultet is placed on the altar, incense is put in the thurible, the deacon asks for and receives the blessing of the priest; all this is done with the normal rites for the singing of the Gospel at Solemn Mass.”
“The priest puts incense in the thurible, and sprinkles with holy water first the fire, then the five grains of incense; he then incenses both the fire and grains, as is generally done in such blessings.”
“After the three deacons have departed, the deacon, subdeacon and acolytes perform all of the rites which normally precede the Gospel procession; the Missal is moved to the Gospel side, the Gospel book is placed on the altar, incense is imposed in the thurible, the deacon says the “Munda cor meum”, asks for and receives the blessing of the celebrant, and they all go to the place where the Gospel is normally sung.”
“Monsignor Sacrista received the key from the celebrant, opens the Sepulchre while the Pope places incense in the thurible, and thrice incenses the boat.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘thurible’.
Words to quiz the intermediate and advanced speller alike
Words discovered while doing puzzles. Includes puns, e.g. taper vs. tapir.
Tricksy buggers! I've not included those where neither is favorable.
A continuation of my first list, "A Serving of Random Palavery". Like the first, this list contains words that catch my attention, ring happily in my ears, are fun to speak, or are interesting to ...
Words gathered while reading A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce.
Words from the works of Peter Reading - at least one from each (except the Schwitters-esque erosions, cut-ups etc).
fine find endings
All the words from the Grandiloquent Dictionary.
946 of these 2700 words do not yield any results in six different dictionaries, hence many of them might be misspellings.
Looking for tweets for thurible.