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.

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Origin of himation

1840–50; < Greek hīmation, equivalent to hīmat-, variant of heimat- (stem of heîma) dress, garment (akin to vest, wear) + -ion diminutive suffix

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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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