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n. pl. hi·mat·i·a (-ē-ə)
A rectangular woolen or linen cloak worn by men and women in ancient Greece.

[Greek hīmation, diminutive of hīma, hīmat-, garment, variant of heima, from hennunai, to clothe; see wes- in Indo-European roots.]


n, pl -ia (-ɪə)
(Clothing & Fashion) (in ancient Greece) a cloak draped around the body
[C19: from Greek: a little garment, from heima dress, from hennunai to clothe]


(hɪˈmæt iˌɒn)

n., pl. -mat•i•a (-ˈmæt i ə)
a rectangular piece of cloth thrown over the left shoulder and wrapped about the body, worn as an outer garment in ancient Greece.
[1840–50; < Greek hīmation=hīmat-, variant of heimat-, s. of heîma dress, garment]


a garment composed of a rectangular piece of cloth, thrown over the left shoulder and draped around the body, as worn in ancient Greece.
See also: Greece and Greeks
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