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Easton's Bible Dictionary


Only once in Authorized Version (Act 19:12). The Greek word (sudarion) so rendered means properly "a sweat-cloth." It is rendered "napkin" in Jhn 11:44; 20:7; Luk 19:20.

International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia


han'-ker-chif (soudarion): A loan-word from the Latin sudarium, found in plural in Ac 19:12, soudaria; compare sudor, "perspiration"; literally, "a cloth used to wipe off perspiration." Elsewhere it is rendered "napkin" (Lu 19:20; Joh 11:44; 20:7)



Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
1 Strong's Number: g4676 Greek: soudarion


a Latin word, sudarium (from sudor, "sweat"), denotes

(a) "a cloth for wiping the face," etc., Luk 19:20; Act 19:12;

(b) "a headcovering for the dead," Jhn 11:44; 20:7.


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