from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as feretory.


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  • Jupiter Feretrius, from the trophy carried on the feretrum, one of the Greek words which at that time still existed in great numbers in Latin: or, as others say, it is the surname of the Thundering

    The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans

  • Sanctum corpus, ac deinde post annorum tempus trecentorum Assyrios abstulisse feretrum cum ipso corpore sancto in Edissam ciuitatem

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  • Now where the women went, I cannot tell: for I finde written, that _populus totius vrbis præcedebat feretrum_; wher _populus_, as I take it, signifieth the whole route of men and women.

    The Palace of Pleasure, Volume 1

  • The bones themselves were deposited in a portable _feretrum_, so that they might be easily carried in procession.

    The Cathedral Church of York Bell's Cathedrals: A Description of Its Fabric and A Brief History of the Archi-Episcopal See

  • We find simple derivatives such as the German _Bahre_, English _bier_ (French _bière_, borrowed), and also φέρετρον and _feretrum_, as well as _ferculum_ (a litter).

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  • The god to whom they are offered is called Jupiter Feretrius, according to some, from the trophy being carried upon a _feretrum_, or bier, as it is called in the Greek tongue, which then was much mixed with the Latin; but according to others, it is an attribute of Jupiter the Thunderer, for the Romans call striking _ferire_.

    Plutarch's Lives, Volume II

  • Pious munificence provided him a _loculus, _ a _feretrum_ or shrine; built for him

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  • Coming therefore that night to matins, we found the great Shrine (_feretrum magnum_) raised upon the Altar, but empty; covered all over with white doeskin leather, fixed to the wood with silver nails; but one panel of the Shrine was left down below, and resting thereon, beside its old column of the Church, the Loculus with the Sacred Body yet lay where it was wont.

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  • Pious munificence provided him a _loculus_, a _feretrum_ or shrine; built for him a wooden chapel, a stone temple, ever widening and growing by new pious gifts; -- such the overflowing heart feels it a blessedness to solace itself by giving.

    Past and Present Thomas Carlyle's Collected Works, Vol. XIII.

  • Quintus in gradibus templi stans magnam pompam conspexit in forum procedentem. magistratus feretrum (bier) ferebant, in quo iacebat corpus (body) Caesaris. in medium forum processerunt feretrumque pro rostis deposuerunt.

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