- a silk fabric in use during the Middle Ages.
- 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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Examples from the Web for cendal
Sandal or cendal, a silk bearing some resemblance to taffetas.The Life of Joan of Arc, Vol. 1 and 2 (of 2)
Cendal (Kendal) fins, the son of Norreys fins was buried June the twenty foorst, 1740.Records of Woodhall Spa and Neighbourhood
J. Conway Walter
Taffeta was a thin transparent textile, and was used, as well as cendal, during the Middle Ages for linings.
Cendal was a less costly fabric, and was also used largely in ecclesiastical vestments.
The squire who brought the sword returns, wraps it in a cendal, and carries it off.Studies on the Legend of the Holy Grail
- a fine silk fabric used, esp in the Middle Ages, for ceremonial clothing, etc
- a garment of such fabric
C13: from Old French cendal, from Medieval Latin cendalum; probably related to Greek sindon fine linen
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