Antependium meaning

ăntē-pĕndē-əm
A decorative hanging for the front of an altar, lectern, or pulpit.
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A screen or veil hanging from the front of an altar, pulpit, etc.
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(ecclesiastical) The hangings or screen in front of the altar; an altar cloth; the frontal.
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Origin of antependium

  • Medieval Latin Latin ante- ante- pendēre to hang (s)pen- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition