anab·​a·​ta | \ əˈnabətə \
plural -s

Definition of anabata

: a hooded cope worn especially in outdoor processions in the Eastern Church

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First Known Use of anabata

circa 1829, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for anabata

New Greek, from Medieval Latin anabata, anabala, probably modification of Greek anabolē cloak, from anaballein to put on (also, to lift or throw up, delay), from ana- + ballein to throw

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“Anabata.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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