am·​phib·​a·​lus | \ amˈfibələs \
plural amphibali\ -​ˌlī , -​ˌlē \

Definition of amphibalus

: chasuble also : a vestment resembling the chasuble worn by the Gallican clergy prior to the 9th century

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First Known Use of amphibalus

circa 1857, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for amphibalus

Medieval Latin, from Late Latin amphibalus, amphibalum cloak, probably irregular from Greek amphiballein to put around, throw around

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“Amphibalus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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