What does napery mean?

Definitions for naperyˈneɪ pə ri

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. table linen, napery(noun)

    linens for the dining table


  1. napery(Noun)

    Household linen, especially table linen.

  2. Origin: From naperie, naperie, from nape + -erie.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Napery(noun)

    table linen; also, linen clothing, or linen in general

  2. Origin: [OF. naperie, fr. nape a tablecloth, F. nappe, LL. napa, fr. L. mappa. See Map, and cf. Apron, Napkin.]


  1. Napery

    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

  1. Napery

    nā′per-i, n. linen, esp. for the table: table-cloths, napkins, &c. [O. Fr.,—Low L. naparianapa, a cloth—L. mappa, a napkin.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of napery in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of napery in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Images & Illustrations of napery

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