|1.||Also called: table napkin a usually square piece of cloth or paper used while eating to protect the clothes, wipe the mouth, etc; serviette|
|2.||rare a similar piece of cloth used for example as a handkerchief or headscarf|
|3.||a more formal name for nappy|
|4.||a less common term for sanitary towel|
|[C15: from Old French, from nape tablecloth, from Latin mappa small cloth, towel; see |
(Gr. soudarion, John 11:44; 20:7; Lat. sudarium, a "sweat-cloth"), a cloth for wiping the sweat from the face. But the word is used of a wrapper to fold money in (Luke 19:20), and as an article of dress, a "handkerchief" worn on the head (Acts 19:12).