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mandilion

[ man-dil-yuhn ]

noun

  1. a short cloak, with full hanging sleeves, often open or slit under the arms, worn by soldiers in the 16th and 17th centuries.
  2. a similar garment without sleeves, worn by servants in the 16th and 17th centuries.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of mandilion1

1570–80; < Middle French < Italian mandiglione, augmentative of mandiglia < Middle French mandil ( le ) ≪ Medieval Greek mandḗlion < Latin mantēl ( i ) um hand towel, napkin

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