manuterge

noun
man·​u·​terge | \ ˈmanyəˌtərj \
variants: or manutergium \ ˌ⸗⸗ˈtərjēəm \
plural manuterges\ ˈ⸗⸗ˌtərjə̇z \ or manutergia\ ˌ⸗⸗ˈtərjēə \

Definition of manuterge

: a small towel used in Christian liturgies at the lavabo

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History and Etymology for manuterge

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

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“Manuterge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/manuterge. Accessed 28 Oct. 2021.

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