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
- noun Same as
- 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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