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napkin

Greek: soudarion, John 11:44; 20:7
Latin: sudarium, meaning: a “sweat-cloth”

a cloth for wiping the sweat from the face

But the word is used of a wrapper to fold money in (Luke 19:20), and as an article of dress, a “handkerchief” worn on the head (Acts 19:12).