cyclas

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noun

cyc·​las
ˈsikləs
plural cyclades
-ləˌdēz
1
: a sleeveless tunic shorter in front than behind and worn especially in the 14th century by knights over their armor
2
: a full-length garment similar to a cyclas but worn by women

Cyclas

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taxonomic synonym of sphaerium

Word History

Etymology

Noun

Medieval Latin, from Latin, woman's robe with a border around it, from Greek kyklas, from kyklas, adjective, encircling, from kyklos circle, wheel

New Latin, from Latin

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“Cyclas.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cyclas. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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