chlamys

noun
chla·​mys | \ ˈkla-məs How to pronounce chlamys (audio) , ˈklā- How to pronounce chlamys (audio) \
plural chlamyses or chlamydes\ ˈkla-​mə-​ˌdēz How to pronounce chlamydes (audio) , ˈklā-​ \

Definition of chlamys

: a short oblong mantle worn by young men of ancient Greece

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First Known Use of chlamys

1699, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chlamys

Latin chlamyd-, chlamys, from Greek

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“Chlamys.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chlamys. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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