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suppedaneum

[suhp-i-dey-nee-uh m] /ˌsʌp ɪˈdeɪ ni əm/
noun, plural suppedanea
[suhp-i-dey-nee-uh] /ˌsʌp ɪˈdeɪ ni ə/ (Show IPA)
1.
a shelf affixed to a cross for supporting the feet of the crucified.
Origin of suppedaneum
1860-1865
1860-65; < Medieval Latin, noun use of neuter of Late Latin suppedāneus under the feet, equivalent to sup- sup- + ped- (stem of pēs) foot + -āneus (-ān(us) -an + -eus -eous)
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  • The suppedaneum, or support for the feet, is generally represented.

    The Catacombs of Rome William Henry Withrow

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