strigil

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noun strig·il \ ˈstri-jəl \

Definition of strigil

:an instrument used by ancient Greeks and Romans for scraping moisture off the skin after bathing or exercising

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Origin and Etymology of strigil

Latin strigilis; akin to Latin stringere to touch lightly


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