cupel

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EtymologyEdit

From French coupelle, mediaeval Latin cupella, diminutive of cupa ‘cask’.

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NounEdit

cupel (plural cupels)

  1. A small circular receptacle used in assaying gold or silver with lead.

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VerbEdit

cupel (third-person singular simple present cupels, present participle cupelling, simple past and past participle cupelled)

  1. To refine by means of a cupel.
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