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Headword: *)antimi/sion
Adler number: alpha,2685
Translated headword: antimision, antiminsion
Vetting Status: high
Among Romans [this means] a table situated in front of the lawcourt.
Greek Original:
*)antimi/sion: para\ *(rwmai/ois tra/peza pro\ tou= dikasthri/ou keime/nh.
Same entry, according to Adler, in the unpublished Lexicon Romanum codicis Barocciani 50.
Antimision or antiminsion, from Latin mensa, in liturgical use designated a portable altar or a cloth containing relics which substituted for a portable altar. Eventually it was considered necessary for celebration of the liturgy even on a permanent consecrated altar. See Lampe s.v.
Keywords: Christianity; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; law; religion
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 8 November 2000@15:41:45.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation and keywords; added note) on 10 November 2000@03:30:27.
Catharine Roth (added note) on 14 August 2002@23:26:39.
Catharine Roth (added keyword) on 30 November 2008@19:58:20.
David Whitehead on 18 March 2012@10:16:22.
Catharine Roth (expanded note, added a keyword) on 13 June 2014@01:53:54.
David Whitehead on 13 June 2014@03:05:13.
Catharine Roth (tweak) on 13 June 2014@09:35:57.


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