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strigil

strigil

noun strig·il \ˈstri-jəl\

Definition of STRIGIL

:  an instrument used by ancient Greeks and Romans for scraping moisture off the skin after bathing or exercising

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Origin of STRIGIL

Latin strigilis; akin to Latin stringere to touch lightly
First Known Use: 1581

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