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 (pĕp′ləs, -lŏs′) also pep·lus (-ləs)
n. pl. pep·los·es also pep·lus·es
A loose outer robe worn by women in ancient Greece. Also called peplum.



(ˈpɛpləs) or


n, pl -loses or -luses
(Clothing & Fashion) (in ancient Greece) the top part of a woman's attire, caught at the shoulders and hanging in folds to the waist. Also called: peplum
[C18: from Greek, of obscure origin]


or pep•lus

(ˈpɛp ləs)

n., pl. -los•es or -lus•es.
a loosely draped outer garment worn by women in ancient Greece.
[1770–80; < Greek péplos]
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Noun1.peplos - a garment worn by women in ancient Greecepeplos - a garment worn by women in ancient Greece; cloth caught at the shoulders and draped in folds to the waist
garment - an article of clothing; "garments of the finest silk"
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Il a ete cree au coeur de la cite historique de Tlemcen, a l'interieur du Mechouar, car cette ville est la seule a avoir conserve un systeme vestimentaire rituel qui perpetue les principaux archetypes du costume algerien (voile drape, peplos drape a fibules, caftan droit, pagne raye de type fouta, veste caracou, robe ajustee de type blousa), ainsi qu'une panoplie exceptionnelle de coiffes et de bijoux vernaculaires.
Harryhausen deviated from the myth and modeled the statue after a bearded Spartan warrior in a fighting stance, donning an Attic helmet, a very short peplos skirt and, of course, a sword and sandals.
Beyond their physical meaning, the subject matter of the stones held significance for McLaughlin, which led him to choose five carvings that were more theoretically related to the notion of representation, including the presentation of the sacred peplos to the goddess Athena.