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cyclas

[ sik-luhs ]
/ ˈsɪk ləs /
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noun, plural cyc·la·des [sik-luh-deez]. /ˈsɪk ləˌdiz/.
a tunic or surcoat, longer in back than in front, worn over armor in the Middle Ages.
a similar, full-length garment worn by women.
a round robe with an elaborately ornamented border, worn by women in ancient Rome.
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Origin of cyclas

1825–35; <Medieval Latin, Latin <Greek kyklás, noun use of kyklás encircling, akin to kýkloscycle
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