plural -s
: a veil of silk worn over the shoulders and hands of acolytes carrying the crosier and the miter in Roman Catholic pontifical services compare humeral veil

Word History


Medieval Latin, from Old Italian vimpa, glimpla, from Old French guimple, wimple veil, pennant, wimple

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“Vimpa.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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