trial of the pyx


trial of the pyx
[͵traıələvðəʹpıks]
проба монет (ежегодная церемония пробирования монет в здании гильдии золотых дел мастеров)

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  • Trial of the Pyx — The Trial of the Pyx is the procedure in the United Kingdom for ensuring that newly minted coins conform to required standards. Trials have been held from the twelfth century to the present day, normally once per calendar year; the form of the… …   Wikipedia

  • Trial of the pyx — Pyx Pyx, n. [L. pyxis a box, Gr. pyxi s a box, especially of boxwood, fr. py xos the box tree or boxwood. See {Box} a receptacle.] [Written also {pix}.] 1. (R. C. Ch.) The box, case, vase, or tabernacle, in which the host is reserved. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • trial of the pyx — the annual assay of the coins in the British mint that have been placed in the pyx * * * trial of the pyx 1. Trial by weight and assay of gold and silver coins by a jury of goldsmiths 2. The periodic official testing of sterling coinage • • •… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pyx — Pyx, n. [L. pyxis a box, Gr. pyxi s a box, especially of boxwood, fr. py xos the box tree or boxwood. See {Box} a receptacle.] [Written also {pix}.] 1. (R. C. Ch.) The box, case, vase, or tabernacle, in which the host is reserved. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pyx cloth — Pyx Pyx, n. [L. pyxis a box, Gr. pyxi s a box, especially of boxwood, fr. py xos the box tree or boxwood. See {Box} a receptacle.] [Written also {pix}.] 1. (R. C. Ch.) The box, case, vase, or tabernacle, in which the host is reserved. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • PYX —    the name of a cup shaped, gold lined vessel, with lid, used in the Roman Catholic churches for containing the eucharistic elements after their consecration either for adoration in the churches or for conveying to sick rooms. Pyx means box.… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Pyx — This article refers to an object used in Christian church services. For the British coinage procedure, see Trial of the Pyx. Pyx is also the abbreviation for the constellation Pyxis. A pyx or pix (Latin: pyxis , transliteration of Greek: pyxis ,… …   Wikipedia

  • pyx-jury — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: pyx (I) : a committee of goldsmiths that makes the trial of the pyx …   Useful english dictionary

  • pyx —   n. vessel for reservation of Eucharist; box containing specimens of newly minted coins.    ♦ trial of the pyx, test for weight, etc., of newly minted coins …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • pyx — /piks/, n. 1. Eccles. a. the box or vessel in which the reserved Eucharist or Host is kept. b. a watch shaped container for carrying the Eucharist to the sick. 2. Also called pyx chest. a box or chest at a mint, in which specimen coins are… …   Universalium

  • pyx — /pɪks/ (say piks) noun 1. Ecclesiastical a. the box or vessel in which the reserved Eucharist or Host is kept. b. a watch shaped container for carrying the Eucharist to the sick. c. a box for storing relics. 2. a box or chest at a mint, in which… …   Australian English dictionary


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