[ dos-uhl ]
/ ˈdɒs əl /
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Origin of dossal
1650–60; <Medieval Latin dossale, for Latin dorsale, neuter of dorsālis, equivalent to dors(um) back + -ālis-al1
Words nearby dossal
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How to use dossal in a sentence
Very beautiful, likewise, are the Maries that he made on the altar-dossal, lamenting the Dead Christ.Lives of the Most Eminent Painters Sculptors and Architects|Giorgio Vasari
Sometimes a painting takes its place, or a dossal—a decorated curtain of as rich material as circumstances will allow.The Worship of the Church|Jacob A. Regester
British Dictionary definitions for dossal
/ (ˈdɒsəl) /
an ornamental hanging, placed at the back of an altar or at the sides of a chancel
Word Origin for dossal
C17: from Medieval Latin dossāle, neuter of dossālis, variant of dorsālis dorsal
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