- a long, loose tunic or robe, with or without sleeves, worn by women of ancient Rome.
Origin of stola
1720–30; < Latin < Greek stolḗ; see stole2
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Examples from the Web for stola
The stola is said to have been a more ample and ornamented sort of tunic.
Above the stola, women wore a mantle called palla or pallium.
The palla was a kind of cloak worn out of doors over the stola.The Historical Child
Time was when I should have given them to Ilia as a border for her stola.The Tour
Stick to your stola, bishop,” was the Plantagenet-like answer, “and leave me my Lola.Lola Montez
Edmund B. d'Auvergne
Word Origin and History for stola
Latin, from Greek stole (see stole).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper