Online Encyclopedia

ACERRA

Online Encyclopedia
Originally appearing in Volume V01, Page 135 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
Spread the word: del.icio.us del.icio.us it!
ACERRA, in Roman antiquity, a small box or pot for holding incense, as distinct from the turibulum (thurible) or censer in which incense was burned. The name was also given by the Romans to a little altar placed near the dead, on which incense was offered every day till the burial. In ecclesiastical Latin the term acerra is still applied to the incense boats used in the Roman ritual.
End of Article: ACERRA
[back]
ACEROSE (from Lat. acus, needle, or acer, sharp)
[next]
ACETABULUM

Additional information and Comments

There are no comments yet for this article.
» Add information or comments to this article.
Please link directly to this article:
Highlight the code below, right click and select "copy." Paste it into a website, email, or other HTML document.