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Etymology

Via Middle English and Old French, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] mantēlum (covering, cloak)

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
mantle

Plural
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mantle ({{{1}}})
  1. a piece of clothing somewhat like an open robe or cloak, especially that worn by Orthodox bishops
  2. (figuratively) anything that covers or conceals something else
  3. the zone of hot gases around a flame; the gauzy incandescent covering of a gas lamp
  4. (anatomy) the cerebral cortex
  5. (geology) the layer between the Earth's core and crust
  6. (zoology) the body wall of a mollusc/mollusk
  7. Alternative spelling of mantel., fireplace shelf.
  8. The top of a woman's torso, from her shoulders to her breasts

Derived terms

Translations

(mantel): See mantel

Verb

Infinitive
to mantle

Third person singular
mantl

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
es

to mantle (third-person singular simple present mantl, present participle es, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To cover or conceal (something).
  2. (intransitive) To become covered or concealed.

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