sudarium

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin sudarium. Doublet of sudary.

Noun[edit]

sudarium (plural sudaria)

  1. (archaic or historical) A napkin or handkerchief.
    • 2012, David Engel, Studies in Medieval Jewish Intellectual and Social History:
      This cloth, known as the Veronica or the vera icon, was kept in St. Peter's in Rome, where its presense is documented with some certainty from the mid-twelfth century onward. At first, however, the existence of the Veronica was recorded not as an image but as a textile, a sudarium.
    • 2016, J. Douglas Kenyon, Missing Connections: Challenging the Consensus, page 154:
      Most interestingly, scientific analysis has shown that the stains of the sudarium match those on the head portion of the Shroud, a notion first suggested by Monsignor Ricci in 1965.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From sūdor (sweat) +‎ -ārium (of purpose), via *sūdārius (relating to sweat).

Noun[edit]

sūdārium n (genitive sūdāriī or sūdārī); second declension

  1. cloth for wiping off perspiration
  2. handkerchief

Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative sūdārium sūdāria
Genitive sūdāriī
sūdārī1
sūdāriōrum
Dative sūdāriō sūdāriīs
Accusative sūdārium sūdāria
Ablative sūdāriō sūdāriīs
Vocative sūdārium sūdāria

1Found in older Latin (until the Augustan Age).

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