chimere

[ chi-meer, shi- ]
/ tʃɪˈmɪər, ʃɪ- /

noun

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

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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

Definition for chimer (2 of 2)

Origin of chime

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

OTHER WORDS FROM chime

chim·er, nounun·chim·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for chimer (1 of 3)

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

British Dictionary definitions for chimer (2 of 3)

chime1
/ (tʃaɪm) /

noun

verb

Derived forms of chime

chimer, noun

Word Origin for chime

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

British Dictionary definitions for chimer (3 of 3)

chime2

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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