himation

[hi-mat-ee-on]
noun, plural hi·mat·i·a [hi-mat-ee-uh] /hɪˈmæt i ə/. Greek Antiquity.
  1. a garment consisting of a rectangular piece of cloth thrown over the left shoulder and wrapped about the body.

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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himation

noun plural -ia (-ɪə)
  1. (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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