- 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 sendal
And if she must have some sendal of Inde, well,—fate is inevitable.Earl Hubert's Daughter
Emily Sarah Holt
Samite and Sendal are the two generally named in our English romances.
The material used, in addition to sendal, was worsted, sindon and cloth of Aylsham.British Flags
W. G. Perrin
Never did Owain see an assemblage so gorgeous with satin, and silk, and sendal.The Mabinogion
Lady Charlotte Guest
We may add to these the names of Oriental materials such as Pfellel and Sendal.
- 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