- a short, fine woolen mantle worn by men in ancient Greece.
Origin of chlamys
1740–50; < Latin < Greek chlamýs
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Examples from the Web for chlamys
He, too, had a chlamys, such as she had formerly seen on another.Arachne, Complete
The shape of the site of the city is that of a chlamys or military cloak.
The habitable earth will therefore be represented by this kind of chlamys.
For instance, on the third story is a knight dressed in tunic and chlamys.The Spell of Switzerland
Nathan Haskell Dole
The form of the habitable world is that of a "chlamys," or cloak.Astronomical Myths
John F. Blake