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[kley-mis, klam-is]
noun, plural chla·mys·es [kley-mi-siz, klam-i-] /ˈkleɪ mɪ sɪz, ˈklæm ɪ-/, chlam·y·des [klam-i-deez] /ˈklæm ɪˌdiz/.
  1. a short, fine woolen mantle worn by men in ancient Greece.
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Origin of chlamys

1740–50; < Latin < Greek chlamýs
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Examples from the Web for chlamys

Historical Examples of chlamys

  • He, too, had a chlamys, such as she had formerly seen on another.

    Arachne, Complete

    Georg Ebers

  • The shape of the site of the city is that of a chlamys or military cloak.

  • The habitable earth will therefore be represented by this kind of chlamys.

  • For instance, on the third story is a knight dressed in tunic and chlamys.

    The Spell of Switzerland

    Nathan Haskell Dole

  • The form of the habitable world is that of a "chlamys," or cloak.

    Astronomical Myths

    John F. Blake