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  • The bread--called a host, from the Latin hostia, meaning a “sacrificial victim”--rests on a plate of precious metal called a paten.

    An Instructed Eucharist

  • José Mourinho might have been wrong too: he said he feared someone giving Cristiano Ronaldo a hostia – literally, a consecrated bread; figuratively, a kicking – and Marca launched a campaign to protect the Portuguese attacker, whining every time anyone went near him.

    Atlético's great expectations grounded by brilliance of Barcelona

  • Confixa clavis viscera tendens manus, vestigia, redemptionis gratia hic immolata est hostia.

    Archive 2008-09-01

  • Expressions like "me cago en la hostia" y "me cago en Dios" are absolutely unthinkable to Central Americans and I'd venture to guess, to most South Americans, too.

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  • * [6764] Hoc quoque notandum, vitulos ad aras humeris hominum allatos non fere litare; sicut nec claudicante, nec aliena hostia placari deos; neque trahente se ab aris.

    Of Communion with God the Father, Son and Holy Ghost

  • “Hoc quoque notandum, vitulos ad aras humeris hominum allatos non fere litare; sicut nec claudicante, nec aliena hostia placari deos; neque trahente se ab aris.” —

    Of Communion with God the Father, Son and Holy Ghost

  • * [6788] Observatum est a sacrificantibus, ut si hostia quæ ad aras duceretur, fuisset vehementer reluctata, ostendissetque se invitam altaribus admoveri, amoveretur, quia invito Deo eam offerri putabant; quæ vero stetisset oblata, hanc volenti numini dari existimabant.

    Of Communion with God the Father, Son and Holy Ghost

  • * [3164] Observatum est a sacrificantibus, ut si hostia quæ ad aras duceretur, fuisset vehementer reluctata, ostendissetque se invitam altaribus admoveri, amoveretur, quia invito Deo eam offerri putabant; quæ vero stetisset oblata, hanc volenti numini dari existimabant.

    Of Communion with God the Father, Son and Holy Ghost

  • * [3140] Hoc quoque notandum, vitulos ad aras humeris hominum allatos non fere litare; sicut nec claudicante, nec aliena hostia placari deos; neque trahente se ab aris.

    Of Communion with God the Father, Son and Holy Ghost

  • [316] “Observatum est a sacrificantibus, ut si hostia quæ ad aras duceretur, fuisset vehementer reluctata, ostendissetque se invitam altaribus admoveri, amoveretur, quia invito Deo eam offerri putabant; quæ vero stetisset oblata, hanc volenti numini dari existimabant.” —

    Of Communion with God the Father, Son and Holy Ghost

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  • the communion wafer. Also, one of the strongest swear words in Spanish (much more so than the scatologically or anatomically based words).

    November 2, 2007