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Ambry Explained

Ambry at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Ambry \Am"bry\, n.; pl. {Ambries}. [OE. aumbry, almery, OF.
almarie, armarie, aumaire, F. armoire, LL. armarium chest,
cupboard, orig. a repository for arms, fr. L. arama arms. The
word has been confused with almonry. See {Armory}.]
1. In churches, a kind of closet, niche, cupboard, or locker
for utensils, vestments, etc.

2. A store closet, as a pantry, cupboard, etc.

3. Almonry. [Improperly so used]

ambry at English (WD) Of Explained:



* almery, aumbrie, aumbry


From Inter: etyl » enm Inter: term » aumry|lang=enm, from Inter: etyl » fro Inter: term » aumaire, from Inter: etyl » la|en Inter: term » armarium|armārium|lang=la.


* Inter: a » UK Inter: IPA » /ˈɑːmbɹi/


Inter: en-noun » ambr|ies
  • Inter: obsolet » e A storehouse.
    1. Inter: context » now|_|historical A pantry, or place to store food.
    2. 2004, Mary Ellen Snodgrass, Encyclopedia of Kitchen History, p. 128:
    3. : Used by a wholesaler or retailer as a wine cabinet, the ambry cupboard suited the needs of a neighborhood inn or small-scale private kitchen.
    4. Inter: architectur » e A cupboard or storage area in a church; an armarium.
    5. 1787, William Hutchinson, The History and Antiquities of the County Palatine of Durham, vol. II, p. 64:
    6. : At the end of the bench adjoining to the Frater-house door, was a fine almery fixed to the wall, and another on the other side of the door ....
    7. 1983, Dennis G Michno, A Priests Handbook'', Morehouse 1998, p. 75:
    8. : Nothing else should be kept in the tabernacle or aumbry where the Sacrament is reserved, but a small container of water and a cloth may be kept on the shelf for cleansing one's fingers.
    9. 2003, Wm. B. Eerdmans, translating Erwin Fahlbusch et al., The Encylopedia of Christianity, vol. III, p. 321:
    10. : Portions of the consecrated bread from the Eucharist were stored or reserved in an ambry or tabernacle to be taken to the sick.
    11. Inter: context » now|_|historical An ecclesiastical library or archive.
    12. 1485, Sir Thomas Malory, Le Morte Darthur, Book XVII:
    13. : And all thys was made in grete bookes, and put up in almeryes at Salysbury.
    14. 2006, Ernest A Savage, Old English Libraries, p. 97:
    15. : This collection, then, was the college reference library; corresponding with the common aumbry of the monastery, but also indicative of the principle of all library organisation ....


      * Inter: sense » armarium armarium

  • Inter: sense » cupboard cupboard, pantry


    * barmy

  • Translation: ta » ambry