soutane

[ soo-tahn ]
/ suˈtɑn /

noun Ecclesiastical.

a cassock.

Origin of soutane

1830–40; < French < Italian sottana, feminine of sottano placed below, equivalent to sott(o) below (< Latin subtus) + -ano -an; form of the French word influenced by sous under
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soutane
/ (suːˈtæn) /

noun

RC Church a priest's cassock

Word Origin for soutane

C19: from French, from Old Italian sottana, from Medieval Latin subtanus (adj) (worn) beneath, from Latin subtus below
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