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suppedaneum

[ suhp-i-dey-nee-uhm ]
/ ˌsʌp ɪˈdeɪ ni əm /
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noun, plural sup·pe·da·ne·a [suhp-i-dey-nee-uh]. /ˌsʌp ɪˈdeɪ ni ə/.
a shelf affixed to a cross for supporting the feet of the crucified.
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Origin of suppedaneum

1860–65; <Medieval Latin, noun use of neuter of Late Latin suppedāneus under the feet, equivalent to sup-sup- + ped- (stem of pēs) foot + -āneus (-ān(us) -an + -eus-eous)

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