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cupel

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Borrowing from French coupelle, Medieval Latin cūpella, diminutive of Latin cūpa (cask).

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cupel (plural cupels)

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

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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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