Emily Dickinson Lexicon
Lexicon: sabacthini – sacrificial
sabacthini, n. [Aramaic sabachthani, thou hast forsaken me.]
Cry of despair; expression of incomprehensible agony; question that Christ asked when he was suffering on the cross; one of the exclamations of Jesus during the crucifixion (see Matthew 27:46, Mark 15:34).
Sabbath, proper n. [L. < Heb. shabbāt, rest.]
Holy day; day of rest; Saturday in the Jewish week (see Exodus 20:8-9); Sunday in the Christian week (see Matthew 28:1); seventh day in the creation of the earth (see Genesis 2:2); one weekday of seven set aside for worship.
sable, adj. [Fr.]
Black; dark; [fig.] melancholy; pensive; bittersweet; contemplative; nostalgic.
sabre (-s), n. [Fr. < Gr. sable.]
Weapon; long blade; cavalry sword; [fig.] ray; beam of light; narrow band of clouds at dusk.
sackcloth, n. [OE < L. sac-cus, bag, sack, sackcloth; see also cloth, n.]
Coarse material; rough fabric; clothing worn while mourning.
sacrament, n. [Fr. < L. 'oath, consecrate, set apart religiously, secure by a religious sanction, holy, dedicated'.]
- Sacred symbol; outward sign; visible token; indication of inward spiritual grace.
- Sabbath; Sunday meeting for receiving the Communion; the time for partaking of the Eucharist; [fig.] time of reverence; hour of quiet meditation; period of silent prayer.
- Holy ordinance; sacred ritual.
- Holiness; sanctity; sacredness; [fig.] spirituality; eternal essence; infinite goodness; everlasting love; profound physical and spiritual presence.
- Troth; vow; promise; covenant; [fig.] marriage pledge.
- Eucharist; Communion; [fig.] jubilee; blessing.
- Prayer; [fig.] betrothal; engagement; relationship.
- The Lord's supper; the supper of the Lamb; meal of broken bread and wine symbolizing the body and blood of Jesus; [fig.] charity; service to others; a life of good deeds; the feast of love (see Gk caritas); [Webster 1844] “The eucharist or communion of the Lord's supper, is also a sacrament, for by commemorating the death and dying love of Christ, Christians avow their special relation to him.”
sacramental, adj. [Fr.]
Spiritual; symbolic; pertaining to the Lord's Supper; [fig.] liberating; emancipating; exhilarating.
sacred, adj. [Fr. < L. sacre, to sanctify + -ed, ppl.; see sanctify, v.]
- Holy; pertaining to God and His worship.
- Reverent; respected; venerable.
- Consecrated; set apart; [fig.] predestined.
sacrifice, n. [Fr. < L., see sacred, adj.]
- Destruction; surrender; suffering; loss for the sake of obtaining something.
- Suffering; giving up; going without; working for the sake of someone else's happiness; proof of love and devotion.
sacrificial, adj. [see sacrifice, n.]
Holy; consecrated; dedicated; sanctified; set apart; given as an offering; that which is cut and laid down in order to serve as a memorial.