noun vim·pa \ˈvimpə\

Definition of vimpa



  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of vimpa

Medieval Latin, from Old Italian vimpa, glimpla, from Old French guimple, wimple veil, pennant, wimple — more at guimpe

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