- hand towel
- 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.
Second-declension noun (neuter).
1Found in older Latin (until the Augustan Age).
- mănŭtergĭum in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
- manutergium in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
- mănūtergĭum in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette, page 948/3