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

Word History


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

First Known Use

circa 1829, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anabata was circa 1829

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“Anabata.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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