mandil

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English[edit]

Robert Sidney wearing a mandil colly-westonward

Etymology[edit]

Old French mandil; see also Spanish and Portuguese mandil — a coarse apron, a haircloth; all from Arabic منديل (mandiil)—tablecloth, handkerchief, mantle, from Latin mantile, mantele

Noun[edit]

mandil (plural mandils)

  1. A loose outer coat or jacket worn by men in England in the 16th and 17th centuries.

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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


Old French[edit]

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Noun[edit]

mandil m (oblique plural mandiz or mandilz, nominative singular mandiz or mandilz, nominative plural mandil)

  1. small coat

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Spanish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Arabic منديل (mandiil), from Latin mantile, mantele, hence cognate of mantel

Noun[edit]

mandil m (plural mandiles)

  1. apron

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