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sudarium

[ soo-dair-ee-uhm ]
/ suˈdɛər i əm /
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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).

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Origin of sudarium

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

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

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  • Successive excavations have rendered accessible a remarkable series of remains, including several baths, a sudarium, and conduits.

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

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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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