|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).
Noah Webster's Dictionary
1. (n.) A little towel, or small cloth, esp. one for wiping the fingers and mouth at table.
2. (n.) A handkerchief.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
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; John 20:7; see DRESS, sec. 7; HANDKERCHIEF.
Napkin (3 Occurrences)
Luke 19:20 And another came, saying, Lord, behold, here is thy pound, which I have kept laid up in a napkin: (KJV ASV WBS YLT RSV)
John 11:44 And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with graveclothes: and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus saith unto them, Loose him, and let him go. (KJV ASV WBS YLT)
John 20:7 And the napkin, that was about his head, not lying with the linen clothes, but wrapped together in a place by itself. (KJV ASV WBS YLT RSV)