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cyclas

[sik-luh s] /ˈsɪk ləs/
noun, plural cyclades
[sik-luh-deez] /ˈsɪk ləˌdiz/ (Show IPA)
1.
a tunic or surcoat, longer in back than in front, worn over armor in the Middle Ages.
2.
a similar, full-length garment worn by women.
3.
a round robe with an elaborately ornamented border, worn by women in ancient Rome.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; < Medieval Latin, Latin < Greek kyklás, noun use of kyklás encircling, akin to kýklos cycle
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