tavaïolle

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Middle French tavaiolle, from Italian tovagliola (napkin), diminutive of tovaglia (tablecloth), from Medieval Latin duvahila, toacula, toacla (towel), from Frankish *þwahila (cloth), from Proto-Germanic *þwahilō (wash-cloth"; literally, "something used for washing), from Proto-Germanic *þwahaną (to wash). Akin to Old High German dwahila "towel" (German dialectal Zwehle), Dutch dwaal "a towel", Old English þwēan (to wash). More at touaille.

Noun[edit]

tavaïolle f (plural tavaïolles)

  1. a linen cloth, sometimes entirely of lace or trimmed with lace, used in church sacraments.

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