himation

noun
hi·​mat·​i·​on | \ hi-ˈma-tē-ˌän How to pronounce himation (audio) , -ən \

Definition of himation

: a rectangular cloth draped over the left shoulder and about the body and worn as a garment in ancient Greece

First Known Use of himation

1850, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for himation

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

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“Himation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/himation. Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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