or cen·dal

[ sen-dl ]
/ ˈsɛn dl /


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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for sendal

/ (ˈsɛndəl) /


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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