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A cassock, especially one that buttons up and down the front.
[French, alteration (influenced by French sous, under) of obsolete sottane, from Italian sottana, from sotto, under, from Latin subtus, from sub; see upo in Indo-European roots.]
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(Roman Catholic Church) RC Church a priest's cassock
[C19: from French, from Old Italian sottana, from Medieval Latin subtanus (adj) (worn) beneath, from Latin subtus below]
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[1830–40; < French < Italian sottana, feminine of sottano placed below =sott(o) below (< Latin subtus) + -ano -an1]
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soutane[suːˈtɑːn] N → sotana f
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n (Eccl) → Soutane f
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