Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A handkerchief.
  • noun 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).
  • noun In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ. See vernicle.
  • noun Same as maniple, 4.
  • noun The orarium or vexillum of a pastoral staff.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (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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Examples

  • As the word sudarium suggested, it was painted to represent the impression made by the sweat of Christ, i.e. probably in a yellowish tint upon unbrilliant red.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 13: Revelation-Stock

  • The same is worshipped under the name of St. Suaire, from the Latin word sudarium.

    Travels through France and Italy

  • We also read that the cloth (in Latin, a "sudarium") that covered our Lord's head was rolled up in a separate place.

    Catholic Exchange

  • The sudarium or Veronica's Veil literally claimed iconic status by virtue of their divine creators.

    Menachem Wecker: Only "Fuzzy" Factors Can Predict Iconic Images, New Book Suggests

  • Thus Jerome emphasises the crepuscular setting, and a certain psychic distance opens up between shroud and sudarium.

    Easter Sunday

  • Thus Jerome emphasises the crepuscular setting, and a certain psychic distance opens up between shroud and sudarium.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • John 20: 6-7, sloppy translation, sudarium comments:

    Easter Sunday

  • The sudarium or Veronica's Veil literally claimed iconic status by virtue of their divine creators.

    Menachem Wecker: Only "Fuzzy" Factors Can Predict Iconic Images, New Book Suggests

  • In other words the Greek seems to encompass a profound complexity of meaning as regards the placement (if that is the right word) of the head cloth, napkin, or, in fact, the σουδαριον/sudarium (in essence the same word, evidently a technical term in the repertoire of near eastern undertakers in Roman-occupied Palestine).

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • In other words the Greek seems to encompass a profound complexity of meaning as regards the placement (if that is the right word) of the head cloth, napkin, or, in fact, the σουδαριον/sudarium (in essence the same word, evidently a technical term in the repertoire of near eastern undertakers in Roman-occupied Palestine).

    Easter Sunday

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  • "1. A handkerchief.

    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).

    2. In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ. See vernicle.

    3. Same as maniple, 4.

    4. The orarium or vexillum of a pastoral staff."

    --Century Dictionary

    See also sudary.

    January 3, 2011

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    May 25, 2015