dal·​mat·​ic dal-ˈma-tik How to pronounce dalmatic (audio)
: a wide-sleeved overgarment with slit sides worn by a deacon or prelate
: a robe worn by a British sovereign at his or her coronation

Word History


Middle English dalmatyk, from Old English dalmatice, from Late Latin dalmatica, from Latin, feminine of dalmaticus Dalmatian, from Dalmatia

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of dalmatic was before the 12th century

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“Dalmatic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dalmatic. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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