himation

himation

[hi-mat-ee-on]
noun, plural himatia [hi-mat-ee-uh] . Greek Antiquity.
a garment consisting of a rectangular piece of cloth thrown over the left shoulder and wrapped about the body.

Origin:
1840–50; < Greek hīmation, equivalent to hīmat-, variant of heimat- (stem of heîma) dress, garment (akin to vest, wear) + -ion diminutive suffix

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himation (hɪˈmætɪˌɒn)
 
n , pl -ia
(in ancient Greece) a cloak draped around the body
 
[C19: from Greek: a little garment, from heima dress, from hennunai to clothe]

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