Meaning of aquamanile

aq•ua•ma•ni•le

Pronunciation: (ak"wu-mu-nī'lē, ä"kwu-mu-nē'lā), [key]
— pl. -ni•les -nil•i•a
  1. a medieval ewer, often made in grotesque animal forms.
  2. a basin used by a celebrant for washing the hands during the saying of the Mass.
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