passamano

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Italian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From French passement (braid).

Noun[edit]

passamano m (plural passamani)

  1. ribbon, bow, braiding, etc. that is applied to ornament fabric products

Etymology 2[edit]

Blend of passare (to pass) +‎ mano (hand).

Noun[edit]

passamano m (plural passamani)

  1. railing, handrail
  2. passage of something from one hand to another of several people arranged in a chain
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