noun aq·ua·ma·ni·le \ˈakwəməˈnī(ˌ)lē, ˌäkwəməˈnēlē\

Definition of aquamanile



\-ī(ˌ)lēz, -ēˌlās\ or


  1. :  a water vessel or ewer; specifically :  a vessel used by a priest in the Middle Ages for washing his hands during the celebration of Mass

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Origin and Etymology of aquamanile

Late Latin, alteration of Latin aquae manale, from aquae (genitive of aqua water) + manale ewer, from neuter of manalis flowing, from manare to flow + -alis -al — more at emanate

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a brief usually trivial fact

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