• To place (the host) in a pyx.
  • To enclose (something) in a box or other container; specifically, to place (a deceased person's body) in a coffin; to coffin, to encoffin.
  • To deposit (sample coins) in a pyx; to test (such coins) for the fineness of metal and weight before a mint issues them to the public.


  • The verb is derived from the noun.

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