table linen, napery(noun)
linens for the dining table
Household linen, especially table linen.
Origin: From naperie, naperie, from nape + -erie.
table linen; also, linen clothing, or linen in general
Origin: [OF. naperie, fr. nape a tablecloth, F. nappe, LL. napa, fr. L. mappa. See Map, and cf. Apron, Napkin.]
Napery is another term for linen used for household purposes, such as table linen. Historically it was the office in a medieval household responsible for the washing and storage of these items. It was headed by a naperer. This office worked closely together with the offices of the laundry and the ewery, and the three could be concurrent in smaller households.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
nā′per-i, n. linen, esp. for the table: table-cloths, napkins, &c. [O. Fr.,—Low L. naparia—napa, a cloth—L. mappa, a napkin.]
The numerical value of napery in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of napery in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
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