Feretory meaning

fĕrĭ-tôrē
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A receptacle to hold the relics of saints; a reliquary.
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An area of a church in which reliquaries are kept.
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A portable reliquary.
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A place for keeping this.
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A receptacle that houses relics of saints.
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An area of a church where relics are kept.
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Origin of feretory

  • Middle English from Anglo-Norman fertre from Latin feretrum from Greek pheretron from pherein to carry bher-1 in Indo-European roots

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

  • Middle English, from Anglo-Norman fertre, from Latin feretrum, from Ancient Greek φέρετρον (pheretron), from the verb φέρω (phero, “I carry”).

    From Wiktionary