A blouse worn under a jumper.
A yoke insert for a low-necked dress.
A starched cloth covering the neck and shoulders as part of a nun's habit.
A blouse worn under a pinafore or jumper.
A wide piece of cloth used in some nuns' habits to cover the neck and shoulders.
Origin of guimpe
- French from Old French guimple from Old High German wimpal weip- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From French guimpe, from Middle French guimpe, from Old French guimple (“wimple”), from Old Frankish *wimpil, *wimpila (“head scarf”), from Proto-Germanic *wimpilaz, from Proto-Germanic *wīpaną ("to wind, sling, garland, swing"; from Proto-Indo-European *wimb-, *weib- (“to turn, rotate”)) + Proto-Germanic *-ilaz (instrumental suffix). Cognate with Old High German wimpal and winfila (“head scarf”), Middle Dutch wumpel (“cap”), Old English wimpel, winpel (“wimple”), Old Norse vimpill (“hood, veil”). Also influenced by Old French guimpre (“a kind of trimming”), from the same Germanic source. More at wimple.