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himation

noun hi·mat·i·on \hi-ˈma-tē-ˌän, -ən\

Definition of HIMATION

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