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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n- A brace for the feet on a cross used for crucifixions.

Usage examples (5)
  • Again in miniatures from the ninth century the figure is robed, and stands erect on the cross and on the suppedaneum.
  • Crucifixion there often appears beneath the feet a wooden support (, suppedaneum); that it ever existed is very doubtful.
  • As soon as the deacon has finished his versicle the celebrant turns back to the altar and waits; the deacon and subdeacon kneel on the suppedaneum.
  • It consists of a richly-adorned, silk-covered armchair, fastened on a suppedaneum, on each side of which are two gilded rings; through these rings pass the long rods... for more
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