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[sin-duh n] /ˈsɪn dən/
noun, Archaic.
cloth of fine linen or silk, used especially for shrouds.
Origin of sindon
late Middle English
1400-50; late Middle English < Latin sindōn < Greek sindṓn Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Instead of the plural are, Old English had beoth and sind or sindon, same as the German sind.

    An English Grammar W. M. Baskervill and J. W. Sewell
  • The material used, in addition to sendal, was worsted, sindon and cloth of Aylsham.

    British Flags W. G. Perrin
  • She turned as white as the sindon in her hand, and stood up.

    In Convent Walls Emily Sarah Holt
  • Serapion the sindonite was so called because he wore nothing but a sindon, or linen shirt.

    The Hermits Charles Kingsley
  • Their only dress is a sindon or cloak, out of which they put forth one arm.

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