(Gr. soudarion, John 11:44 ; 20:7 ; Lat. sudarium, 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 ).

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M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
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Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Napkin". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .


nap'-kin (soudarion; Latin sudarium):

In Luke 19:20, the cloth in which the "unprofitable servant" wrapped the money of his lord; compare John 11:44; 20:7; see DRESS, sec. 7; HANDKERCHIEF.

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'NAPKIN'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.