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aquamanile

[ ak-wuh-muh-nahy-lee, ah-kwuh-muh-nee-ley ]
/ 藢忙k w蓹 m蓹藞na瑟 li, 藢蓱 kw蓹 m蓹藞ni le瑟 /
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noun, plural aq路ua路ma路ni路les [ak-wuh-muh-nahy-leez, ah-kwuh-muh-nee-leys], /藢忙k w蓹 m蓹藞na瑟 liz, 藢蓱 kw蓹 m蓹藞ni le瑟s/, aq路ua路ma路nil路i路a [ak-wuh-muh-nil-ee-uh, ah-kwuh-]. /藢忙k w蓹 m蓹藞n瑟l i 蓹, 藢蓱 kw蓹-/.
a medieval ewer, often made in grotesque animal forms.
Ecclesiastical. a basin used by a celebrant for washing the hands during the saying of the Mass.
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Also aq路uae路ma路na路le [ak-wee-muh-ney-lee, ah-kwee-], /藢忙k wi m蓹藞ne瑟 li, 藢蓱 kwi-/, aq路ua路ma路na路le [ak-wuh-muh-ney-lee, ah-kwuh-] /藢忙k w蓹 m蓹藞ne瑟 li, 藢蓱 kw蓹-/ .

Origin of aquamanile

First recorded in 1870鈥75; from Medieval Latin, Late Latin: alteration (perhaps by association with manus 鈥渉and鈥) of Latin aquimin膩le, aquae m膩n膩le 鈥渆wer,鈥 equivalent to aquae, genitive of aqua 鈥渨ater鈥 + m膩n膩le (or man膩le ), perhaps derivative of m膩n膩re 鈥渢o flow, pour鈥
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