What does Eucharist mean?

Eucharist meaning in General Dictionary

The work of providing many thanks thanksgiving

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  • a Christian sacrament commemorating the Last dinner by consecrating bread and wine
  • The act of providing many thanks; thanksgiving.
  • The sacrament associated with the Lord's Supper; the solemn work of ceremony of commemorating the loss of Christ, in the utilization of breads and wine, whilst the appointed emblems; the communion.

Eucharist meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"sacrament associated with the Lord's Supper, the Communion," mid-14c., from Old French eucariste, from Late Latin eucharistia, from Greek eukharistia "thanksgiving, gratitude," later on " the father's Supper," from eukharistos "grateful," from eu "well" (see eu-) + stem of kharizesthai "show favor," from kharis "favor, elegance," from PIE root *gher- (5) "to like, wish" (see hortatory). Eukharisteo could be the typical verb for "to thank, become thankful" inside Septuagint and Greek New Testament. Related: Eucharistic.


Eucharist meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) The work of providing many thanks; thanksgiving.

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  • (letter.) The sacrament associated with the Lord's Supper; the solemn act of ceremony of commemorating the death of Christ, inside using breads and wine, since the appointed emblems; the communion.

Sentence Examples with the word Eucharist

The Eucharist was, therefore, long associated with the matal or animal victim, and only in the 8 th century do we hear of an interval of time being left between the fleshly and the spiritual sacrifices, as the two rites were then called.

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