Pyx meaning

pĭks
A chest in a mint in which specimen coins are placed to await assay.
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A box in a mint, in which specimen coins are placed until the test for purity and weight.
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The small container used to hold the consecrated bread of the Eucharist.
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A box used in the British mint as a place of deposit for certain sample coins taken for a trial of the weight and fineness of metal before it is sent from the mint.

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(nautical) The box in which the compass is suspended; the binnacle.

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(anatomy) Pyxis.
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Origin of pyx

  • Middle English pyxe from Latin pyxis box from Greek puxis

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

  • Latin pyxis, from late Ancient Greek πυξίς (puksis, “box").

    From Wiktionary