sudarium

noun su·dar·i·um \süˈda(a)rēəm\

Definition of sudarium

plural

sudaria

\-ēə\
  1. 1 :  a linen square carried by the upper classes in Roman times (as for wiping perspiration from the face) :  handkerchief

  2. 2 :  an image of the face of Christ painted on a cloth and used as an aid to devotion :  veronica

  3. 3 :  sudatorium

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Origin and Etymology of sudarium

Latin, from sudare to sweat + -arium -ary — more at sweat


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