/am"bree/, n., pl. aumbries.

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  • Aumbry — Aum bry, n. Same as {Ambry}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Aumbry — In medieval times, an aumbry was a cabinet in the wall of a Christian church or in the sacristy which was used to store chalices and other vessels and which was used also for the reserved sacrament, the consecrated elements from the communion… …   Wikipedia

  • aumbry — n. (also ambry) (pl. ies) 1 a small recess in the wall of a church. 2 hist. a small cupboard. Etymology: ME f. OF almarie, armarie f. L armarium closet, chest f. arma utensils * * * aumbry(e, bery, bray, brey, brie archaic spellings of ambry …   Useful english dictionary

  • Aumbry — See Ambry …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • aumbry — n. ambry, storehouse, pantry; jug, vessel (in a church) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • aumbry — [ ɔ:mbri] (also ambry) noun (plural aumbries) a small recess or cupboard in the wall of a church. Origin ME: from OFr. armarie, from L. armarium closet , from arma utensils …   English new terms dictionary

  • Aumbry — ♦ A cupboard in a church in which to lock up sacred vessels, etc. (O.F. armarie; L. armaria, um, a cupboard, originally for arms). (Davis, H.W. C. (ed.) Medieval England, 615) a stone cupboard, usually set in the north wall of the chancel, for… …   Medieval glossary

  • aumbry — /ˈɔmbri/ (say awmbree) noun → ambry …  

  • aumbry —   n. see ambry …   Dictionary of difficult words

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