- 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)
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Examples from the Web for peplus
"That were easy to tell," Nigidia murmured over the end of the peplus she held.Nicanor - Teller of Tales
C. Bryson Taylor
There was no garment, like a cloak, to be worn over the peplus.
The Peplus was covered with embroidery worked by virgins of the noblest families in Athens.Stories of Old Greece and Rome
Emilie Kip Baker
Is it a question of classical dress—what a tunic was like, or a chlamys, or a peplus?
As the peplus was open at the sides, the girdle was the second most important article of feminine attire.
- (in ancient Greece) the top part of a woman's attire, caught at the shoulders and hanging in folds to the waistAlso called: peplum
C18: from Greek, of obscure origin
- The coat or envelope of lipoprotein material that surrounds certain virions.
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