Definitions for naperyˈneɪ pə ri
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
na•per•yˈneɪ pə ri(n.)
table linen, as tablecloths or napkins.
any linen for household use.
Origin of napery:
1350–1400; ME naprye < MF, =nape, var. of nappe tablecloth (see napkin ) +-erie -ery
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
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.
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