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Meaning of PYX

Pronunciation:  piks

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  any receptacle in which wafers for the Eucharist are kept
  2. [n]  a chest in which coins from the mint are held to await assay

PYX is a 3 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: pix, pix chest, pyx chest
 See Also: chest, receptacle



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
    2. A box used in the British mint as a place of deposit for
       certain sample coins taken for a trial of the weight and
       fineness of metal before it is sent from the mint.
    3. (Naut.) The box in which the compass is suspended; the
       binnacle. --Weale.
    4. (Anat.) Same as {Pyxis}.
    {Pyx cloth} (R. C. Ch.), a veil of silk or lace covering the
    {Trial of the pyx}, the annual testing, in the English mint,
       of the standard of gold and silver coins. --Encyc. Brit.
  2. \Pyx\, v. t.
    To test as to weight and fineness, as the coins deposited in
    the pyx. [Eng.] --Mushet.