- a woolen cloak worn by men in ancient Rome.
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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Historical Examples of abolla
Such were the birrus (so-called from its red colour), abolla and lacerna.