[ sin-duhn ]

  1. cloth of fine linen or silk, used especially for shrouds.

Origin of sindon

1400–50; late Middle English <Latin sindōn<Greek sindṓn

Words Nearby sindon Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use sindon in a sentence

  • Herodotus says the mummy cloths were of “byssine sindon,” which may be translated “linen cloth.”

    Needlework As Art | Marian Alford
  • Instead of the plural are, Old English had beoth and sind or sindon, same as the German sind.

    An English Grammar | W. M. Baskervill and J. W. Sewell
  • Their only dress is a sindon or cloak, out of which they put forth one arm.

  • The material used, in addition to sendal, was worsted, sindon and cloth of Aylsham.

    British Flags | W. G. Perrin
  • Serapion the Sindonite was so called because he wore nothing but a sindon, or linen shirt.

    The Hermits | Charles Kingsley