sudarium

[ soo-dair-ee-uh m ]
/ 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).

Nearby words

  1. sudan yellow,
  2. sudanese,
  3. sudanic,
  4. sudanophilic,
  5. sudanophobic,
  6. sudatio,
  7. sudation,
  8. sudatorium,
  9. sudatory,
  10. sudbury

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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