lavabo

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From the Christian ritual, which was traditionally accompanied in Catholicism by a recitation of Psalm 25:6, which in Latin begins with the word lavābō (I will wash).[1][2] The sense of "room with a toilet" developed under the influence of lavatory and lav.

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Noun[edit]

lavabo (plural lavabos or lavaboes)

  1. (Christianity) A ritual involving the washing of one's hands at a church's offertory before handling the eucharist.
  2. (Christianity) The small towel used to dry the priest's hands following the ritual.
    • '1870, Daniel Rock, Textile Fabrics, p. 203:
      These small liturgical towels got... the name of Lavabo cloths or Lavaboes.
  3. A washbasin, particularly (Christianity) the one in a church used in the ritual.
    • 1885, Walter Horatio Peter, Marius the Epicurean, Bk. iv, Ch. xxiii:
      ...the... pontiff, as he... moved his hands... at the Lavabo, or at the various benedictions...
  4. (architecture) A trough used for washing at some medieval monasteries.
  5. (humorous euphemistic) A lavatory: a room used for urination and defecation.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "lavabo, n." in the Oxford English Dictionary (1902), Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  2. ^ "The Book of Psalms: Chapter 25" in the Latin Vulgate.

Catalan[edit]

Noun[edit]

lavabo m (plural lavabos)

  1. lavabo, washbasin, sink

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: la‧va‧bo

Noun[edit]

lavabo m (plural lavabo's, diminutive lavabootje n)

  1. (Belgium) sink, washbasin

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin lavābō (I will wash), first-person singular future active indicative of lavō, lavāre (wash, bathe, verb).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

lavabo m (plural lavabos)

  1. washbasin

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

lavabo m (plural lavabi or lavabo)

  1. washbasin, in particular of bathroom
  2. lavabo

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

lavābō

  1. first-person singular future active indicative of lavō

Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin lavābō (I will wash), first-person singular future active indicative of lavō, lavāre (wash, bathe).

Noun[edit]

lavabo m (plural lavabos)

  1. (Jersey) washbasin

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin lavabo (I shall clean).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

lavabo m (plural lavabos)

  1. lavabo (washbasin, especially one used for ceremonious washing)
  2. lavatory (room containing a toilet)

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /laʋǎboː/
  • Hyphenation: la‧va‧bo

Noun[edit]

lavàbō m (Cyrillic spelling лава̀бо̄)

  1. sink, washbasin
  2. lavabo

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin lavābo, first person singular future indicative of lavāre

Noun[edit]

lavabo m (plural lavabos)

  1. washbasin

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Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

lavabo (definite accusative lavaboyu, plural lavabolar)

  1. washbasin

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