|Gender:||Male and Female|
|Origin/Usage:||English, French, German|
|Meaning:||Consecreted to God|
Elise Boulding: "A meal, however simple, is a moment of intersection. It is at once the most basic, the most fundamental, of our life's activities, maintaining the life of our bodies; shared with others it can be an occasion of joy and communion, uniting people deeply."