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altar

noun [C] uk   /ˈɔːl.tər/ /ˈɒl-/  us   /ˈɑːl.t̬ɚ/
a type of table used in ceremonies in a Christian church or in other religious buildings
Translations of “altar”
in Arabic مَذبح…
in Korean 제단…
in Malaysian mazbah, tempat pemujaan…
in French autel…
in Turkish bilhassa Hıristiyan kilisesinde dini törenler için kullanılan masa, sunak…
in Italian altare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 聖壇,祭壇…
in Russian алтарь…
in Polish ołtarz…
in Vietnamese bệ thờ, bàn thờ…
in Spanish altar…
in Portuguese altar…
in Thai แท่นบูชา…
in German der Altar…
in Catalan altar…
in Japanese 祭壇, (キリスト教の)聖餐(さん)台…
in Indonesian altar, meja perjamuan kudus…
in Chinese (Simplified) 圣坛,祭坛…
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