- a short ritual, after the Offertory of Mass, in which the celebrant washes his fingers
- the basin usedin full lavabo dish (or basin or bowl)
- a basin and a tank for water above it, hung on a wall
- a wall planter resembling this
Origin of lavaboL, I shall wash from lavare: see lave
- often Lavabo The ceremonial washing of the hands and recitation from the Psalms by the celebrant before the Eucharist in the Roman Catholic and Anglican churches.
- A washbowl that is attached to a wall and filled from a water tank fastened above.
Origin of lavaboFrom Latin lavābō I shall wash (opening word of the recited portion of Psalm 26) first person future tense of lavāre to wash ; see leu(ə)- in Indo-European roots.
(plural lavabos or lavaboes)
From Latin lavābō (“I will wash”), first-person singular future active indicative of lavō, lavāre (“wash, bathe”).