manuterge

noun man·u·terge \ˈmanyəˌtərj\
variants: or

manutergium

Definition of manuterge

plural

manuterges

or

manutergia

  1. :  a small towel used in Christian liturgies at the lavabo

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Origin and Etymology of manuterge

Late Latin manutergium, from Latin manus hand + -tergium (from tergēre to wipe off, rub off) — more at terse


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