infula

noun in·fu·la \ ˈinfyələ \

Definition of infula

plural infulae \-əˌlē\
1 :a fillet of red and white wool worn in ancient Rome as a token of religious consecration or inviolability
2
[Medieval Latin, from Latin]
a :one of two lappets that hang from the back of a bishop's miter
b :a chasuble used principally in France and England from the 11th to the 16th century

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Origin and Etymology of infula

Latin; perhaps akin to Latin redimire to tie, wreathe, geminus twin


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