rhason

noun rha·son
variants: or rason \ˈräˌsȯn\

Definition of rhason

plural -s
Eastern Church
1 :an ecclesiastical garment resembling the cassock
2 :a long loose cloak worn over the rhason called also exorhason

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Origin and Etymology of rhason

Middle Greek rhason, a napless woolen cloth, rhason, perhaps from Latin rasus, past participle of radere to scrape, scratch, shave


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