Definition of suppedaneum in English:

suppedaneum

noun

  • A support for the feet of a crucified person, projecting from the vertical shaft of the cross, especially as represented in art.

Origin

Late 17th century; earliest use found in Samuel Wesley (bap. 1662, d. 1735), Church of England clergyman and poet. From post-classical Latin suppedaneum footstool (Vetus Latina), use as noun of neuter singular of suppedaneus.

Pronunciation

suppedaneum

/ˌsʌpɪˈdeɪnɪəm/