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Catholic Word of the Day: PEW, 05-20-11
| Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
Posted on 05/20/2011 9:15:09 AM PDT by Salvation
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A seat for worshippers in a church. Pews are an early medieval innovation in the West, where they gradually developed from stone seats attached to the walls or to the piers of the nave. Many churches had elaborately carved pews, at the ends and on the back, with figures of saints and symbols of the Passion of Christ. (Etym. Middle French puie, prop, raised seat, balcony.)
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We all know what a pew is. But I thought the origin of the word was interesting. Had no idea that it was from French.
posted on 05/20/2011 9:15:15 AM PDT
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posted on 05/20/2011 9:20:45 AM PDT
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posted on 05/20/2011 6:39:08 PM PDT
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