In Italian or modern architecture a small structure on top of a dome, used for ornamentation, and also for giving light and ventilation.

The word normally refers to a light, either fire or electric, designed to be carried in the hand.

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MLA Citation

  • “lantern“. Emblems of the Faith. CatholicSaints.Info. 16 August 2013. Web. 4 March 2021. <>