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cilice

[ sil-is ]
/ ˈsɪl ɪs /
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noun
a garment of haircloth formerly worn by monks; a hair shirt.
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Origin of cilice

before 950; <Middle French; replacing Old English cilic<Latin cilicium<Greek kilíkion, neuter of kilíkios Cilician, so called because first made of Cilician goathair
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British Dictionary definitions for cilice

cilice
/ (ˈsɪlɪs) /

noun
a haircloth fabric or garment

Word Origin for cilice

Old English cilic, from Latin cilicium shirt made of Cilician goats' hair, from Greek kilikion, from Kilikia Cilicia
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