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peplos

[pep-luh s] /ˈpɛp ləs/
noun, plural peploses.
1.
a loose-fitting outer garment worn, draped in folds, by women in ancient Greece.
Also, peplus.
Origin
1770-1780
1770-80; < Greek péplos (masculine)
Related forms
peplosed
[pep-luh st] /ˈpɛp ləst/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for peplos

peplos

/ˈpɛpləs/
noun (pl) -loses, -luses
1.
(in ancient Greece) the top part of a woman's attire, caught at the shoulders and hanging in folds to the waist Also called peplum
Word Origin
C18: from Greek, of obscure origin
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peplos in Medicine

peplos pep·los (pěp'ləs, -lŏs')
n. pl. pep·los·es
The coat or envelope of lipoprotein material that surrounds certain virions.

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Encyclopedia Article for peplos

garment worn by Greek women during the early Archaic, Classical, and Hellenistic periods (i.e., up to about AD 300). It consisted of a large, rectangular piece of material folded vertically and hung from the shoulders, with a broad overfold. During the early periods, it was belted around the waist, usually beneath the overfold; if the overfold was long, however, the belt was sometimes placed on top of it, as seen in many statues of Athena.

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