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EtymologyEdit

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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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.
    Synonym: lavatory
  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.
    Synonym: washbasin
    • 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.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:bathroom
    • 1930, Dorothy L. Sayers, Strong Poision, Ch. xiv, p. 177:
      Mr. Pond fussed out and she heard the door of the little lavabo in the passage open with a loud creak.

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ReferencesEdit

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

CatalanEdit

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NounEdit

lavabo m (plural lavabos)

  1. lavabo, washbasin, sink

DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: la‧va‧bo

NounEdit

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

  1. (Belgium) sink, washbasin

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

lavabo m (plural lavabos)

  1. washbasin

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ItalianEdit

NounEdit

lavabo m (plural lavabi or lavabo)

  1. washbasin, in particular of bathroom
  2. lavabo

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LatinEdit

NormanEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

NounEdit

lavabo m (plural lavabos)

  1. (Jersey) washbasin

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin lavabo (I shall clean).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

lavabo m (plural lavabos)

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

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Serbo-CroatianEdit

PronunciationEdit

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

NounEdit

lavàbō m (Cyrillic spelling лава̀бо̄)

  1. sink, washbasin
  2. lavabo

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SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

NounEdit

lavabo m (plural lavabos)

  1. washbasin

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TurkishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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NounEdit

lavabo (definite accusative lavaboyu, plural lavabolar)

  1. washbasin

DeclensionEdit

Inflection
Nominative lavabo
Definite accusative lavaboyu
Singular Plural
Nominative lavabo lavabolar
Definite accusative lavaboyu lavaboları
Dative lavaboya lavabolara
Locative lavaboda lavabolarda
Ablative lavabodan lavabolardan
Genitive lavabonun lavaboların

VietnameseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French lavabo

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ləˈveibouː/
  • Hyphenation: la‧va‧bô

NounEdit

lavabo

  1. washbasin

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