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himation

[ hi-mat-ee-on ]
/ hɪˈmæt iˌɒn /
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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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British Dictionary definitions for himation

himation
/ (hɪˈmætɪˌɒn) /

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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