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English

Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] altare (altar), probably related to adolere (burn); thus burning place, influenced by a false connection with altus (high).

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altar

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  1. A table or similar flat-topped structure used for religious rites.

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Old High German

Etymology

Common Germanic *alt(i)raz, whence also Old English ealdor, Old Norse aldr

Noun

altar

  1. age

Spanish

Noun

altar m, plural altares

  1. Flat outcropping, rock, or elevated construction where religious rites are celebrated with sacrifices, offerings, etc.
  2. m. ara (ǁ piedra consagrada).
  3. In the Christian religion, a type of consecrated table where a priest presides at the eucharistic sacrifice
  4. m. Conjunto constituido por la mesa consagrada, la base, las gradas, el retablo, el sagrario, etc.
  5. m. Ingen. Piedra que separa la plaza del hogar en los hornos de reverbero

Old Frisian

Noun

altar

  1. altar

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