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Napkin - (Easton's Bible Dictionary)

(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).

Napkin - (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)

NAPKIN, n. [nape, cloth; of which napkin is a diminutive.]

1. A cloth used for wiping the hands; a towel.

2. A handkerchief.

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