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or pa·re·o  (pä′rā-o͞o′)
A garment consisting of a rectangular piece of printed cloth worn especially in Polynesia as a wraparound skirt or dress.

[Tahitian pāreu.]
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(Clothing & Fashion) a rectangle of fabric worn by Polynesians as a skirt or loincloth
[from Tahitian]
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(ˈpɑr eɪˌu)

n., pl. -re•us.
2. Also, pareo. a length of usu. brightly colored cloth worn by women as a cover-up, skirt, dress, or the like.
[1855–60; < Tahitian]
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In the next century, Bourdelotius, Pareus and Schmid produce bilingual editions in combination with Warschewiczki, but they provide reproductions, more or less, of the edition by Commelinus, and Schmid takes over the comments of Bourdelotius.
(19) David Pareus, A Commentary Upon the Divine Revelation, trans.
As Calvin was long dead, it fell to David Pareus to answer Hunnius's charges, which he did in a treatise published in 1595.
A third is round in her engagement of the debate between Aegidius Hunnius and David Pareus as to whether Calvin's OT exegesis is guilty of "Judaizing" (Hunnius's claim).
The earliest English example is that of a woodcut which appeared in the Mirror of the World printed by Caxton in 1481, and again in Caxton's third edition of Cato Pareus et Magnus which appeared in 1483.
The primary focus of the collection is on English authors, but William Poole, for example, shows Royal Society members Robert Hooke and Francis Lodwick reading David Pareus, Pico della Mirandola, Spinoza, and Richard Simon.
Here we filled our last-minute gift needs--coconut and vanilla products, shell and wood handicrafts, colorful pareus and camp shirts are all inexpensive and unique island souvenirs.
Orvos Suri was a student of David Pareus, the Heidelberg professor with an 'ireneic' programme, striving to unite all the Protestant churches in Europe.
For Gauguin, the original stimulus seems to have had to correspond, in some way, to his ideal of a "primitive," "savage," more authentic approach to life, hence the Breton and Provencal peasant women in starched coifs and the sturdy Polynesian vahines in pareus and Mother Hubbards, not elegant Parisians in fashionable clothes and Renaissance-inspired Venuses; the rugged cliffs of Brittany and the lush, big-leafed vegetation of the tropics, not the flat fields and silvery shrubbery of the Isle de France.
Also sells woodblock-printed pareus from Samoa and Tahiti.
He took the pareus on consignment, selling the garments for $25 each and returning $15 per piece to Zane.
The voluminous prefatory material in Johann Philipp Pareus's (1576-1648) 1610 edition of Plautus includes a dedicatory letter to the Elector Palatine, whose library now held the chief manuscripts used by Camerarius; commendations of both the edition and editor by eleven learned men; Pareus's praemonitio (foreword) to the reader; his account of Plautus's life and works, quoting the usual classical authorities; and a compilation of ancient and modern authorities praising Plautus, the latter group including Frederic Taubmann, both Scaligers, Melanchthon, Camerarius, Sadoleto, Lipsius, Isaac Casaubon, Henri Estienne, Paolo Manuzio, and Sturm: an obviously tramontaniheavy cast, owing to the contributions of Northern humanists such as Camerarius and Taubmann.