variants or rason
plural -s
Eastern Church
: an ecclesiastical garment resembling the cassock
: a long loose cloak worn over the rhason

called also exorhason

Word History


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

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“Rhason.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rhason. Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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