tribon

noun
\ ˈtriˌbōn, ˈtrīˌbän \
plural -s

Definition of tribon

: a garment made of coarse cloth worn the year round as the only garment by Spartan men — compare chiton, chlamys, himation

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History and Etymology for tribon

Late Latin, from Greek tribōn; akin to Greek tribein to rub

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“Tribon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tribon. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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