lavatory etymology

English word lavatory comes from Latin -ionem, Latin lavare

Detailed word origin of lavatory

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ionem Latin (lat)
lavare Latin (lat)
lavatorium Late Latin (LL)
lavatory English (eng) (Christianity) A lavabo: the basin used for washing one's hands before handling the eucharist.. (Christianity) A piscina: the basin used for washing communion vessels.. (Christianity) The lavabo: the ritual washing of hands before handling the eucharist.. (Christianity) The ritual washing of hands after using the piscina to clean the communion vessels.. (Christianity, usually, _, figurative) [...]

Words with the same origin as lavatory

Descendants of lavare
laundry lotus