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himation

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noun hi·mat·i·on \hi-ˈma-tē-ˌän, -ən\

Definition of himation

  1. :  a rectangular cloth draped over the left shoulder and about the body and worn as a garment in ancient Greece



Origin and Etymology of himation

Greek, diminutive of heimat-, heima garment; akin to Greek hennynai to clothe — more at wear


First Known Use: 1850


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