Monday, October 22, 2012

This Week's Word ... CALIX



Calix
 
noun - ˈkā-liks

A cup; chalice.
Origin: Latin calic, calyx.
First Known Use: 1698.

In Medicine: variant of Calyx, a cuplike organ or cavity, e.g. one of the recesses of the kidney pelvis.

In Greek: A boy's name meaning very handsome.


History of the Chalice in the Church
The chalice occupies the first place among sacred vessels, and by a figure of speech the material cup is often used as if it were synonymous with the precious blood itself.

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