sudarium

sudarium

[soo-dair-ee-uhm]
noun, plural sudaria [soo-dair-ee-uh] .
1.
(in ancient Rome) a cloth, usually of linen, for wiping the face; handkerchief.
2.
(sometimes initial capital letter) veronica1 ( def 3 ).

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

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sudarium (sjʊˈdɛərɪəm)
 
n , pl -daria
sudatorium another word for veronica
 
[C17: from Latin, from sūdāre to sweat]

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