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[hi-mat-ee-on] /hɪˈmæt iˌɒn/
noun, plural himatia
[hi-mat-ee-uh] /hɪˈmæt i ə/ (Show IPA).
Greek Antiquity.
a garment consisting of a rectangular piece of cloth thrown over the left shoulder and wrapped about the body.
Origin of himation
1840-50; < Greek hīmation, equivalent to hīmat-, variant of heimat- (stem of heîma) dress, garment (akin to vest, wear) + -ion diminutive suffix Unabridged
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noun (pl) -ia (-ɪə)
(in ancient Greece) a cloak draped around the body
Word Origin
C19: from Greek: a little garment, from heima dress, from hennunai to clothe
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