What is the origin of the word map?

The term “map” derives from Latin “mappa,” a word meaning in antiquity a napkin, or a cloth or flag used to signal the start of games. By the ninth century at the latest the term “mappa mundi” could be used to describe a representation of the known world, either pictorial or a verbal text without any graphic design.

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