Definition of prosphora in US English:

prosphora

noun

  • A religious offering; specifically (in the Orthodox Church) the bread offered for use in the Eucharist.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in William Gladstone (1809–1898), prime minister and author. From Hellenistic Greek προσϕορά offering, Eucharistic bread (before or after consecration), already in ancient Greek in senses ‘application, use, increase, taking of food’ from πρός to + ϕορά carrying, after προσϕέρειν to bring to, to offer.

Pronunciation

prosphora

/ˈprɒsf(ə)rə/