Origin of soutane
Examples from the Web for soutane
With these sentiments Monsignor Pamphilio slipped the work under his soutane.The Library|Andrew Lang
Let us change robes—give me that "soutane," and put on the blouse.Maurice Tiernay Soldier of Fortune|Charles James Lever
Within the doorway, the Abbe fumbled in the pocket of his soutane and rattled a box of matches.The Last Hope|Henry Seton Merriman
Let us change robes; give me that 'soutane,' and put on the blouse.
A "Brother," in a soutane, was going about from pillar to pillar, lighting the gas.Saturday's Child|Kathleen Norris
British Dictionary definitions for soutane
Word Origin for soutane
Word Origin and History for soutane
"long, buttoned gown or frock with sleeves, outer garment of Roman Catholic ecclesiastics," 1838, from French soutane, from Old French sotane "undershirt," from Medieval Latin subtana "an under-cassock," from Latin subtus "beneath, under, below" (see sub-).