[rah-sawn; English ras-on]

noun, plural ra·sa [rah-sah; English ras-uh] /ˈrɑ sɑ; English ˈræs ə/. Greek Orthodox Church.

a long, loose, black gown with wide sleeves, worn by the clergy.

Origin of rason

First recorded in 1930–35, rason is from the Medieval Greek word rháson a woolen cloth
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Historical Examples of rason

  • And that's jist the thruth of the rason why he wears his lift hand in a sling.

  • I'll feel my spirits low, by rason of the darkness, but I'm not afraid.

    Fardorougha, The Miser

    William Carleton

  • That's no rason why we shouldn't still put our trust and reliance in him.

    Fardorougha, The Miser

    William Carleton

  • “Wid no other rason in life than to take it,” responded his majesty.

    Lady Eureka, v. 3 (of 3)

    Robert Folkestone Williams

  • Rason fell backwards, shot through the head, and a cry on the other side of the gap showed that at least one was hit there.

    Redskin and Cow-Boy

    G. A. (George Alfred) Henty