The Latin term for a chest in which vessels for use in the mass were kept. The English version was *'ambry'. It was also the place where books were kept. [Lat. armarium = a chest, closet]

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  • Armarius — The monk who was responsible for what was read by his fellow monks, either privately or publicly, e.g. at meal time in the *frater. Cf. Armadium; Scriptorium …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

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