or cen·dal

  1. a silk fabric in use during the Middle Ages.
  2. a piece of this fabric or a garment made of it.

Origin of sendal

1175–1225; Middle English cendal < Old French, probably through dissimilation < Greek sindṓn fine linen, sindon
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  1. a fine silk fabric used, esp in the Middle Ages, for ceremonial clothing, etc
  2. a garment of such fabric

Word Origin for sendal

C13: from Old French cendal, from Medieval Latin cendalum; probably related to Greek sindon fine linen
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