Posted by Bruce Kahl on May 13, 2002
In Reply to: word origin posted by Gary on May 13, 2002
: : : what is the origns of the word lavation?
: : From Latin:
: : 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.
: Look out, here's a Spanish visitor to Rome: the high-flyin', hand-washin', El Lavation.
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