noun, plural hi·mat·i·a [hi-mat-ee-uh] /hɪˈmæt i ə/. Greek Antiquity.
a garment consisting of a rectangular piece of cloth thrown over the left shoulder and wrapped about the body.
- himalayan cat,
- himalayan guinea pig,
- himalayan tahr,
Origin of himation
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Examples from the Web for himatia
One of these (No. 43) is young and beardless; the rest are elderly, and all have staffs and himatia.
noun plural -ia (-ɪə)
(in ancient Greece) a cloak draped around the body
Word Origin for himation
C19: from Greek: a little garment, from heima dress, from hennunai to clothe
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