sendal

sendal

[sen-dl]
noun
1.
a silk fabric in use during the Middle Ages.
2.
a piece of this fabric or a garment made of it.
Also, cendal.


Origin:
1175–1225; Middle English cendal < Old French, probably through dissimilation < Greek sindṓn fine linen, sindon

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sendal (ˈsɛndəl)
 
n
1.  a fine silk fabric used, esp in the Middle Ages, for ceremonial clothing, etc
2.  a garment of such fabric
 
[C13: from Old French cendal, from Medieval Latin cendalum; probably related to Greek sindon fine linen]

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