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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin manutergium

NounEdit

manutergium (plural manutergia)

  1. manuterge

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From manus (hand) +‎ tergeō (wipe, clean). Confer with mantēle.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

manutergium n (genitive manutergiī or manutergī); second declension

  1. hand towel
  2. linen cloth which is used to clean the a Catholic priest's hand after being anointed with chrism and presented to his mother at the first mass, which she can present at her judgement and is considered a special honor in heaven.

DeclensionEdit

Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative manutergium manutergia
Genitive manutergiī
manutergī1
manutergiōrum
Dative manutergiō manutergiīs
Accusative manutergium manutergia
Ablative manutergiō manutergiīs
Vocative manutergium manutergia

1Found in older Latin (until the Augustan Age).

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