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laver


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Laver  \Lav"er\  (l[=a]"v[~e]r),  n.  [OE.  lavour,  F.  lavoir,  L. 
  lavatorium  a  washing  place  See  {Lavatory}.] 
  1.  A  vessel  for  washing;  a  large  basin. 
 
  2.  (Script.  Hist.) 
  a  A  large  brazen  vessel  placed  in  the  court  of  the 
  Jewish  tabernacle  where  the  officiating  priests  washed 
  their  hands  and  feet. 
  b  One  of  several  vessels  in  Solomon's  Temple  in  which 
  the  offerings  for  burnt  sacrifices  were  washed. 
 
  3.  That  which  washes  or  cleanses.  --J.  H.  Newman. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Laver  \Lav"er\,  n.  [From  {Lave}  to  wash.] 
  One  who  laves;  a  washer.  [Obs.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Laver  \La"ver\  (l[=a]"v[~e]r),  n. 
  The  fronds  of  certain  marine  alg[ae]  used  as  food,  and  for 
  making  a  sauce  called  laver  sauce.  Green  laver  is  the  {Ulva 
  latissima};  purple  laver,  {Porphyra  laciniata}  and  {P. 
  vulgaris}.  It  is  prepared  by  stewing,  either  alone  or  with 
  other  vegetables,  and  with  various  condiments;  --  called  also 
  {sloke},  or  {sloakan}. 
 
  {Mountain  laver}  (Bot.),  a  reddish  gelatinous  alga  of  the 
  genus  {Palmella},  found  on  the  sides  of  mountains 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  laver 
  n  1:  (Old  Testament)  a  large  basin  used  by  a  priest  in  an  ancient 
  Jewish  Temple  to  perform  ritual  ablutions 
  2:  edible  red  seaweeds  [syn:  {red  laver}] 
  3:  seaweed  with  edible  translucent  crinkly  green  fronds  [syn:  {sea 
  lettuce}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Laver 
  (Heb.  kiyor),  a  basin"  for  boiling  in  a  pan"  for  cooking  (1 
  Sam.  2:14),  a  "fire-pan"  or  hearth  (Zech.  12:6),  the  sacred 
  wash-bowl  of  the  tabernacle  and  temple  (Ex.  30:18,  28;  31:9; 
  35:16;  38:8;  39:39;  40:7,  11,  30,  etc.),  a  basin  for  the  water 
  used  by  the  priests  in  their  ablutions. 
 
  That  which  was  originally  used  in  the  tabernacle  was  of  brass 
  (rather  copper;  Heb.  nihsheth),  made  from  the  metal  mirrors  the 
  women  brought  out  of  Egypt  (Ex.  38:8).  It  contained  water 
  wherewith  the  priests  washed  their  hands  and  feet  when  they 
  entered  the  tabernacle  (40:32).  It  stood  in  the  court  between 
  the  altar  and  the  door  of  the  tabernacle  (30:19,  21). 
 
  In  the  temple  there  were  ten  lavers  used  for  the  sacrifices, 
  and  the  molten  sea  for  the  ablutions  of  the  priests  (2  Chr. 
  4:6).  The  position  and  uses  of  these  are  described  1  Kings 
  7:23-39;  2  Chr.  4:6.  The  "molten  sea"  was  made  of  copper,  taken 
  from  Tibhath  and  Chun,  cities  of  Hadarezer,  king  of  Zobah  (1 
  Chr.  18:8;  1  Kings  7:23-26). 
 
  No  lavers  are  mentioned  in  the  second  temple. 
 




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