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[soo-dair-ee-uh m] /suˈdɛər i əm/
noun, plural sudaria
[soo-dair-ee-uh] /suˈdɛər i ə/ (Show IPA)
(in ancient Rome) a cloth, usually of linen, for wiping the face; handkerchief.
(sometimes initial capital letter) veronica1 (def 3).
Origin of sudarium
1595-1605; < Latin sūdārium, equivalent to sūd(āre) to sweat + -ārium -ary Unabridged
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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.

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  • Successive excavations have rendered accessible a remarkable series of remains, including several baths, a sudarium, and conduits.

British Dictionary definitions for sudarium


noun (pl) -daria (-ˈdɛərɪə)
another word for sudatorium, veronica2
Word Origin
C17: from Latin, from sūdāre to sweat
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