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 for Napkin
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Napkin \Nap"kin\, n. [Dim. of OF. nape a tablecloth, cloth, F.
     nappe, L. mappa. See Napery.]
     1. A little towel, made of cloth or paper, esp. one for
        wiping the fingers and mouth at table.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. A handkerchief. [Obs.] --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]
     Napkin pattern. See Linen scroll, under Linen. --
        Napkin ring, a ring of metal, ivory, or other material,
        used to inclose a table napkin.
     paper napkin, a napkin made of paper, intended to be
        disposed of after use.
        [1913 Webster +PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a small piece of table linen that is used to wipe the mouth
           and to cover the lap in order to protect clothing [syn:
           napkin, table napkin, serviette]
      2: garment consisting of a folded cloth drawn up between the
         legs and fastened at the waist; worn by infants to catch
         excrement [syn: diaper, nappy, napkin]

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     (Gr. soudarion, John 11:44; 20:7; Lat. sudarium, a
     "sweat-cloth"), a cloth for wiping the sweat from the face. But
     the word is used of a wrapper to fold money in (Luke 19:20), and
     as an article of dress, a "handkerchief" worn on the head (Acts

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