- (in ancient Rome) a cloth, usually of linen, for wiping the face; handkerchief.
- (sometimes initial capital letter) veronica1(def 3).
Origin of sudarium
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Veronica, holding the napkin or "sudarium," "flourishing a marble pocket-handkerchief."Walks in Rome
Augustus J.C. Hare
Augustus Csar, who was particularly liable to catch cold, continually used a focalium or sudarium.Odd Volume
Successive excavations have rendered accessible a remarkable series of remains, including several baths, a sudarium, and conduits.
C17: from Latin, from sūdāre to sweat
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