Lavabo meaning

lə-vābō, -vä-
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The ceremonial washing of the hands and recitation from the Psalms by the celebrant before the Eucharist in the Roman Catholic and Anglican churches.
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A washbowl that is attached to a wall and filled from a water tank fastened above.
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A washbasin, especially one attached to the wall of a church, and used for the ceremonial washing of the hands of the celebrant before the eucharist.
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Origin of lavabo

  • From Latin lavābō I shall wash (opening word of the recited portion of Psalm 26) first person future tense of lavāre to wash leu(ə)- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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

    From Wiktionary