swaddling clothes
  1. A garment, made of strips of cloth, used to bind an infant and restrict movement of its limbs.
    1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), imprinted at London: By Robert Barker, […], OCLC 964384981 ↗:
    Luke 2:7 And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn
  2. (idiomatic) An early period in development, infancy, the beginnings of something; inception.
  • French: langes
  • Russian: пелёнки
  • Spanish: empañadura

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