Origin of veiling
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of veil
Examples from the Web for veiling
Historical Examples of veiling
I had seen the bones of my own hand through the veiling flesh.The Bacillus of Beauty
"I am just wondering whether I have outgrown my nun's veiling," she said simply.Nell, of Shorne Mills
The thunders continued, the smoke drifted heavily, veiling all movements.The Long Roll
Veiling our faces, we must take silently the hand of Duty to follow her.The Biglow Papers
James Russell Lowell
All the sky was smoke, veiling the upper end of the valley and of the ridge.Pluck on the Long Trail
Edwin L. Sabin
Word Origin for veil
late 14c., from Old French veler, voiller, from Latin velare "to cover, veil," from velum (see veil (n.)). Figurative sense of "to conceal" (something immaterial) is recorded from 1530s. Related: Veiled; veiling.
early 13c., from Anglo-French and Old North French veil (Old French voile) "a head-covering," also "a sail," from Latin vela, plural of velum "sail, curtain, covering," from PIE root *weg- "to weave a web." Vela was mistaken in Vulgar Latin for a feminine singular noun. To take the veil "become a nun" is attested from early 14c.
see draw a veil over.