- a canopy of wood, stone, etc. that rests on four columns, esp. one covering an altar; baldachin
- a covered cup for holding the consecrated wafers of the Eucharist
Origin of ciboriumMedieval Latin from L, a cup from Classical Greek kib?rion, seed vessel of the Egyptian waterlily, hence, a cup
- A vaulted canopy permanently placed over an altar.
- A covered receptacle for holding the consecrated wafers of the Eucharist.
Origin of ciboriumMedieval Latin cibōrium from Latin a drinking cup from Greek kibōrion probably of Egyptian origin
(plural ciboriums or ciboria)
From Medieval Latin cibōrium (“drinking-cup”), from Ancient Greek κιβώριον (kibōrion, “the Egyptian water-lily’s cupulate seed pod”, or “a drinking-cup fashioned therefrom”).