Ciborium vs Paten - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between ciborium and paten

is that ciborium is a fixed vaulted canopy over a christian altar, supported on four columns while paten is .

ciborium

Noun

(en-noun)
  • A fixed vaulted canopy over a Christian altar, supported on four columns.
  • A covered receptacle for holding the consecrated wafers of the Eucharist.
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    paten

    English

    (wikipedia paten)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The plate used to hold the host during the Eucharist.
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  • (archaeology) Any shallow dish found in an archaeological site.