Definition of aquamanile
aquamaniles\-ī(ˌ)lēz, -ēˌlās\ or
: 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
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