chimere

[ chi-meer, shi- ]
/ tʃɪˈmɪər, ʃɪ- /

noun

a loose upper robe, especially of a bishop, to which the lawn sleeves are usually attached.

Nearby words

  1. chime hoop,
  2. chime in,
  3. chimenea,
  4. chimer,
  5. chimera,
  6. chimeric,
  7. chimerical,
  8. chimerically,
  9. chimichanga,
  10. chimichurri

Also chimar, chim·er [chim-er, shim-] /ˈtʃɪm ər, ˈʃɪm-/.

Origin of chimere

1325–75; Middle English chemer, chymere < Anglo-Latin chimēra, special use of chimera

Origin of chime

1
1250–1300; Middle English chymbe belle, by false analysis of *chimbel, Old English cimbal cymbal

Related formschim·er, nounun·chim·ing, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for chimer

chimere

chimer or chimar (ˈtʃɪmə, ˈʃɪm-)

/ (tʃɪˈmɪə, ʃɪ-) /

noun

Anglican Church a sleeveless red or black gown, part of a bishop's formal dress though not a vestment

Word Origin for chimere

C14: perhaps from Medieval Latin chimēra (see chimera) and related to Spanish zamarra sheepskin coat

chime

1
/ (tʃaɪm) /

noun

verb

Derived Formschimer, noun

Word Origin for chime

C13: probably shortened from earlier chymbe bell, ultimately from Latin cymbalum cymbal

chime

2

chimb chine (tʃaɪn)

/ (tʃaɪm) /

noun

the projecting edge or rim of a cask or barrel

Word Origin for chime

Old English cimb-; related to Middle Low German kimme outer edge, Swedish kimb

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