paenula

noun pae·nu·la \ˈpēnyələ\

Definition of paenula

plural

paenulae

\-ˌlē, -lī\ or

paenulas

  1. 1 :  a long sleeveless cloak of ancient Rome usually having a hood and sometimes a front opening

  2. 2 :  an early form of chasuble

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Origin and Etymology of paenula

Latin, from Greek phainolē cloak


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