Pronunciation: (ak"wu-mu-nī'lē, ä"kwu-mu-nē'lā), [key]
—pl. -ni•lesPronunciation: (-nī'lēz, -nē'lās), [key] -nil•i•aPronunciation: (-nil'ē-u). [key]
1. a medieval ewer, often made in grotesque animal forms.
2. Eccles.a basin used by a celebrant for washing the hands during the saying of the Mass. Also,aquaemanale,aquamanale.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.