cyclas

[ sik-luh s ]
/ 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.

Nearby words

  1. cyclamen aldehyde,
  2. cyclamic acid,
  3. cyclandelate,
  4. cyclarthrodial,
  5. cyclarthrosis,
  6. cyclase,
  7. cyclazocine,
  8. cycle,
  9. cycle billing,
  10. cycle of erosion

Origin of cyclas

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

Cyclades

[ sik-luh-deez ]
/ ˈsɪk ləˌdiz /

plural noun

a group of Greek islands in the S Aegean. 1023 sq. mi. (2650 sq. km).
Greek Ki·klá·dhes [kee-klah-th es] /kiˈklɑ ðɛs/.

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Cyclades

/ (ˈsɪkləˌdiːz) /

pl n

a group of over 200 islands in the S Aegean Sea, forming a department of Greece. Capital: Hermoupolis (Ermoupoli, on Syros). Pop: 112 615 (2001). Area: 2572 sq km (993 sq miles)Modern Greek name: Kikládhes
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