sudarium

[ soo-dair-ee-uh m ]
/ suˈdɛər i əm /

noun, plural su·dar·i·a [soo-dair-ee-uh] /suˈdɛər i ə/.

(in ancient Rome) a cloth, usually of linen, for wiping the face; handkerchief.
(sometimes initial capital letter) veronica1(def 3).

Origin of sudarium

1595–1605; < Latin sūdārium, equivalent to sūd(āre) to sweat + -ārium -ary
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Examples from the Web for sudarium

  • Veronica, holding the napkin or "sudarium," "flourishing a marble pocket-handkerchief."

    Walks in Rome|Augustus J.C. Hare
  • Successive excavations have rendered accessible a remarkable series of remains, including several baths, a sudarium, and conduits.

  • Augustus Csar, who was particularly liable to catch cold, continually used a focalium or sudarium.

    Odd Volume|Various

British Dictionary definitions for sudarium

sudarium
/ (sjʊˈdɛərɪəm) /

noun plural -daria (-ˈdɛərɪə)

another word for sudatorium, veronica 2

Word Origin for sudarium

C17: from Latin, from sūdāre to sweat
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