Posted by Bruce Kahl on May 13, 2002
In Reply to: Word origin posted by samantha on May 13, 2002
: what is the origns of the word lavation?
Past participle of lavre or lavare---to wash.
The word "lavatory" comes to mind as another English word from lavare.
Lavabo--a ceremony at a Roman Catholic Mass in which the celebrant washes his hands.
Lavage--The therapeutic washing out of an organ.
Lavish--from "lavasse" which is a deluge of rain.
Gonna stop now since I can easily obsess on this. I do this to my kids and it drives them nuts.