- 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 cib&omacron;rium, from Latin, a drinking cup, from Greek kib&omacron;rion, 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”).