tavaïolle

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From 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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