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Princeton's WordNet

  1. aspergill, aspersoriumnoun

    a short-handled device with a globe containing a sponge; used for sprinkling holy water


  1. aspergill

    An aspergillum (less commonly, aspergilium or aspergil) is a Christian liturgical implement used to sprinkle holy water. It comes in three forms: a freshly cut hyssop branch, a brush-like bundle that is dipped in the holy water and shaken, and a perforated, mace-like metal ball with a handle. Some have sponges or internal reservoirs that dispense holy water when shaken, while others must periodically be dipped in an aspersorium (holy water bucket, known to art historians as a situla).


  1. aspergill

    Aspergill is a device or instrument used in Christian liturgical traditions, primarily in Roman Catholicism, to sprinkle holy water. It consists of a hollow metal ball attached to a short handle, and perforated to allow the sprinkling of the water when shaken. The term is derived from the Latin "aspersorium," meaning "sprinkler," and is sometimes also referred to as an aspersorium or holy water sprinkler.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Aspergillnoun

    alt. of Aspergillum

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Aspergill

    -um, as′pėr-jil, -um, n. a kind of brush used in R.C. churches for sprinkling holy water on the people.—Also Asperge′, Asper′soir. [L. aspergĕre, to sprinkle, and dim. suffix.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of aspergill in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of aspergill in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9


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