dossal

dossal

[dos-uhl]
noun
1.
Also, dorsal. an ornamental hanging placed at the back of an altar or at the sides of the chancel.
2.
Archaic. dosser1 ( def 2 ).
Also, dossel.


Origin:
1650–60; < Medieval Latin dossale, for Latin dorsale, neuter of dorsālis, equivalent to dors(um) back + -ālis -al1

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dossal or dossel (ˈdɒsəl)
 
n
an ornamental hanging, placed at the back of an altar or at the sides of a chancel
 
[C17: from Medieval Latin dossāle, neuter of dossālis, variant of dorsālisdorsal]
 
dossel or dossel
 
n
 
[C17: from Medieval Latin dossāle, neuter of dossālis, variant of dorsālisdorsal]

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