vimpa

noun
vim·​pa | \ ˈvimpə \
plural -s

Definition of vimpa

: 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

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History and Etymology for vimpa

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

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“Vimpa.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vimpa. Accessed 5 Aug. 2021.

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