Sudarium

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Sudarium (Eccl) The handkerchief upon which the Savior is said to have impressed his own portrait miraculously, when wiping his face with it, as he passed to the crucifixion.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n sudarium A handkerchief.
    • n sudarium Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
    • n sudarium In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ. See vernicle.
    • n sudarium Same as maniple, 4.
    • n sudarium The orarium or vexillum of a pastoral staff.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Sudarium a cloth for wiping off sweat, esp. that of St Veronica on which the features of Jesus on His way to the Cross were miraculously impressed—also Sū′dary
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., a handkerchief
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. sudatoriussudāre, -ātum.

Usage

In literature:

As disclosed in the square area of the pane it met her frightened eyes like a replica of the Sudarium of St. Veronica.
"The Woodlanders" by Thomas Hardy
The same is worshipped under the name of St. Suaire, from the Latin word sudarium.
"Travels Through France and Italy" by Tobias Smollett
Angelicos testes, sudarium, et vestes.
"The St. Gregory Hymnal and Catholic Choir Book" by Various
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