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abolla

[uh-bol-uh]
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noun, plural a·bol·lae [uh-bol-ee] /əˈbɒl i/.
  1. a woolen cloak worn by men in ancient Rome.
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Origin of abolla

1865–70; < Latin, probably ultimately < Greek ambolḗ, syncopated variant of anabolḗ a throwing back (and about). See anabolism
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  • Such were the birrus (so-called from its red colour), abolla and lacerna.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 4

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