sudarium

noun

su·​dar·​i·​um
süˈda(a)rēəm
plural sudaria
-ēə
1
: a linen square carried by the upper classes in Roman times (as for wiping perspiration from the face) : handkerchief
2
: an image of the face of Christ painted on a cloth and used as an aid to devotion : veronica
3

Word History

Etymology

Latin, from sudare to sweat + -arium -ary

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“Sudarium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sudarium. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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