from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A rectangular woolen or linen cloak worn by men and women in ancient Greece.
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- n. A rectangular cloak of linen or wool, worn in Ancient Greece, usually over a chiton.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In ancient Greek costume, a rectangular piece of woolen stuff, usually five or six feet wide and twice as long, worn wrapped about the body in different ways, according to the taste of the wearer, either as an outer garment over the tunic, by both sexes, or at times, by men, as the sole garment. The himation was often made of fine stuff, and richly embroidered.
Greek hīmation, diminutive of hīma, hīmat-, garment, variant of heima, from hennunai, to clothe.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)