abacus

architectural abacus
Derivation

  • Greek: counting-table

Article

  • A small table placed in the sanctuary on which are to be laid out the sacred objects which, in the course of a ceremony, are used at the altar.
  • The square, tile-like upper member of a Norman capital from which the arch immediately springs.

MLA Citation

  • “abacus”. New Catholic Dictionary. Saints.SQPN.com. 1 July 2012. Web. 23 April 2014. <http://saints.sqpn.com/abacus/>