himation

noun

hi·​mat·​i·​on hi-ˈma-tē-ˌän How to pronounce himation (audio)
-ən
: a rectangular cloth draped over the left shoulder and about the body and worn as a garment in ancient Greece

Word History

Etymology

Greek, diminutive of heimat-, heima garment; akin to Greek hennynai to clothe — more at wear

First Known Use

1850, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of himation was in 1850

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“Himation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/himation. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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