Mantelletta Man`tel*let"ta, n. [It. mantelletta. See {Mantelet}.] (R. C. Ch.) A silk or woolen vestment without sleeves worn by cardinals, bishops, abbots, and the prelates of the Roman court. It has a low collar, is fastened in front, and reaches almost to the knees. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • mantelletta — [man΄tə let′ə] n. [It, dim. < mantello < L mantellum: see MANTLE] R.C.Ch. a sleeveless vestment worn by cardinals, bishops, etc …   English World dictionary

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  • Mantelletta — Man|tel|let|ta [man...] die; , ...tten <aus gleichbed. it. mantelletta, eigtl. »Schultermantel«, vermutlich aus mlat. mantelletum, Verkleinerungsform von lat. mantellum, vgl. ↑Manteau> vorn offenes, knielanges Gewand kath. Prälaten, nach… …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • mantelletta — /man tl et euh/, n. Rom. Cath. Ch. a silk or woolen sleeveless vestment reaching to the knees, worn by cardinals, bishops, and other prelates. [1850 55; < It, prob. < ML mantelletum, dim. of L mantellum MANTLE] * * * …   Universalium

  • mantelletta — noun A sleeveless, knee length vestment worn by Roman Catholic prelates …   Wiktionary

  • mantelletta — man·tel·lèt·ta s.f. 1. dim. → 1mantella 2. CO mantella corta che copre le spalle e il petto ed è parte integrante di alcune uniformi militari e religiose 3. TS eccl. mantello aperto, lungo fino al ginocchio di colore rosso o rosa a seconda delle… …   Dizionario italiano

  • mantelletta — knee length sleeveless garment worn by Catholic cardinals and bishops Ecclesiastical Terms …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • mantelletta — [ˌmantɪ lɛtə] noun (plural mantellettas or mantellette teɪ) a sleeveless vestment reaching to the knees, worn by cardinals, bishops, and other high ranking Catholic ecclesiastics. Origin C19: from Ital., from a dimin. of L. mantellum mantle …   English new terms dictionary

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