noun, plural pep·los·es.
a loose-fitting outer garment worn, draped in folds, by women in ancient Greece.
Origin of peplos
First recorded in 1770–80, peplos is from the Greek word péplos (masculine)Related formspep·losed [pep-luh st] /ˈpɛp ləst/, adjective
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Historical Examples of peplos
And now—now he even raised the hem of her peplos to his lips.
Agar, in peplos and cothurnus, recited the strophes once more.
Her long robe and peplos, of the finest white wool, also gave her an air of distinction which suited the circumstances.
Pinza, however, finds here an exact parallel to Hera's peplos in Iliad, xiv.
On the frieze of the Parthenon was represented by the scholars of Phidias the procession of the Peplos.
British Dictionary definitions for peplos
noun plural -loses or -luses
(in ancient Greece) the top part of a woman's attire, caught at the shoulders and hanging in folds to the waistAlso called: peplum
Word Origin for peplos
C18: from Greek, of obscure origin
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n. pl. pep•los•es
The coat or envelope of lipoprotein material that surrounds certain virions.
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