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Re: Word origin

Posted by Bob on May 13, 2002

In Reply to: Word origin posted by samantha on May 13, 2002

: what is the origns of the word lavation?

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Main Entry: la·va·tion
Pronunciation: lA-'vA-sh&n
Function: noun
Etymology: Latin lavation-, lavatio, from lavare
Date: 15th century
: the act or an instance of washing or cleansing

Those of us who remember the old Latin Mass remember the Lavabo, the ritual washing