rhason

noun
rha·​son
variants: or rason \ ˈräˌsȯn \
plural -s

Definition of rhason

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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History and Etymology for 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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“Rhason.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rhason. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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