[ soo-dair-ee-uhm ]

noun,plural su·dar·i·a [soo-dair-ee-uh]. /suˈdɛər i ə/.
  1. (in ancient Rome) a cloth, usually of linen, for wiping the face; handkerchief.

  2. (sometimes initial capital letter) veronica1 (def. 3).

Origin of sudarium

1595–1605; <Latin sūdārium, equivalent to sūd(āre) to sweat + -ārium-ary

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

How to use sudarium in a sentence

  • 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


/ (sjʊˈdɛərɪəm) /

nounplural -daria (-ˈdɛərɪə)
  1. another word for sudatorium, veronica 2

Origin of sudarium

C17: from Latin, from sūdāre to sweat

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