riddel

noun
rid·​del | \ ˈri-dᵊl How to pronounce riddel (audio) \
variants: or less commonly riddle \ ˈri-​dᵊl How to pronounce riddle (audio) \
plural -s

Definition of riddel

: a church curtain : one of the side curtains of an altar

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History and Etymology for riddel

Middle English ridel, riddel, perhaps from riddil riddle (sieve)

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“Riddel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/riddel. Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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