meaning of Asperges

Asperges meaning in General Dictionary

The service or ceremony of sprinkling with holy water

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  • The solution or ceremony of sprinkling with holy-water.
  • The brush or instrument utilized in sprinkling holy-water; an aspergill.

Asperges meaning in Etymology Dictionary

sprinkling ritual of Catholic church, 1550s, from Late Latin asperges, noun usage of 2nd person singular future indicative of Latin aspergere "to scatter, strew upon, sprinkle," from advertising "to" (see ad-) + spargere "to sprinkle" (see sparse). The phrase is taken from the phrase Asperges myself, Domine, hyssopo et mundabor, from Psalm 51 (Vulgate), sung through the rite of sprinkling a congregation with holy water.


Asperges meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) The service or ceremony of sprinkling with holy-water.

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  • (letter.) The brush or instrument used in sprinkling holy-water; an aspergill.