Pyx



[piks] /pɪks/

noun
1.
Ecclesiastical.

2.
Also called pyx chest. a box or chest at a mint, in which specimen coins are deposited and reserved for trial by weight and assay.
/pɪks/
noun
1.
Also called pyx chest. the chest in which coins from the British mint are placed to be tested for weight, etc
2.
(Christianity) any receptacle in which the Eucharistic Host is kept
n.

c.1400, “a box,” especially the vessel in which the host or consecrated bread is preserved, from Latin pyxis, from Greek pyxis “box-wood; a box,” from pyxos “box-wood; box-tree,” of uncertain origin.
Pyxis (constellation)

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