- a garment consisting of a rectangular piece of cloth thrown over the left shoulder and wrapped about the body.
Origin of himation
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The clothes she wore were no longer stola and palla, but chiton and himation.A Friend of Caesar
William Stearns Davis
Finally, the himation was again thrown over the left shoulder, so that the ends fell over the back.
We mentioned before, that the himation was sometimes pulled over the back of the head like a veil.
The himation of Sparta was smaller than that at Athens, scarcely covering the person, and which was called the tribon.The Historical Child
He approaches a female figure, of a larger scale, who wears a long chiton and himation.
- (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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