Intinction meaning

ĭn-tĭngkshən
The act of dipping the Eucharistic bread into the consecrated wine, so that the communicant receives both together.
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The act of steeping or soaking the bread ('body' of Christ) in the wine ('blood' of Christ) so the communicant may receive both aspects of the eucharist simultaneously.
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The administration of the Eucharist by dipping the host into the wine and thus offering both simultaneously to the communicant.
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Origin of intinction

  • Late Latin intinctiō intinctiōn- a dipping in from Latin intinctus past participle of intingere to dip in in- in in–2 tingere to moisten

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

  • Latin intinctio, from intingere to dip in; prefix in- in + tingere to tinge.

    From Wiktionary