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rɪˈteɪ bəl, ˈriˌteɪ-retable

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Wiktionary

  1. retable(Noun)

    A table or shelf behind an altar, on which are placed images or holy objects

  2. Origin: Ultimately from retrotabulum

Webster Dictionary

  1. Retable(noun)

    a shelf behind the altar, for display of lights, vases of wlowers, etc

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  1. Retable

    A retable is a framed altarpiece, raised slightly above the back of the altar or communion table, on which are placed the cross, ceremonial candlesticks and other ornaments. Foreign usage of the term, as in French, is different, and where the word is kept with this foreign application, the distinction should be observed. The Medieval Latin retrotabulum was applied to an architectural feature set up at the back of an altar, and generally taking the form of a screen framing a picture, carved or sculptured work in wood or stone, or mosaic, or of a movable feature such as the Pala d'Oro in St Mark's Basilica, Venice, of gold, jewels and enamels. The foreign retable is, therefore, what should in English be called a reredos, though that is not in modern usage a movable feature. The cognate Spanish term, retablo, generally refers more broadly to any two-dimensional depiction of a saint or other Christian religious figure, as contrasted with a bulto, a three-dimensional statue of same.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Retable

    rē-tā′bl, n. a shelf behind the altar for the display of lights, vases of flowers, &c. [Fr.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of retable in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of retable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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