Nearby words

  1. cenacle,
  2. cenaeum,
  3. cenci,
  4. cenci, beatrice,
  5. cenci, the,
  6. cenelec,
  7. cenesthesia,
  8. ceng,
  9. cenis,
  10. cenis, mont


or cen·dal



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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British Dictionary definitions for cendal



a fine silk fabric used, esp in the Middle Ages, for ceremonial clothing, etc
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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