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  • The third example for mappula has an interesting list of alternate names for the maniple:

    "In earlier ages the maniple was called by various names: mappula, sudarium, mantile, fano, manuale, sestace, and manipulus, appellations which indicate to some extent its original purpose."
    —The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 9: Laprade-Mass Liturgy

    January 4, 2011