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A loose-fitting, white ecclesiastical gown with wide sleeves, worn over a cassock.
Designating a garment with a V-shaped neckline in which fabric from one side of the garment diagonally overlaps fabric from the other side before being sown together.
[Middle English surplis, from Anglo-Norman surpliz, variant of Old French sourpeliz, from Medieval Latin superpellīcium : Latin super-, super- + Medieval Latin pellīcium, fur coat (from Latin, neuter of pellīcius, made of skin, from pellis, skin; see pel- in Indo-European roots).]
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(Clothing & Fashion) a loose wide-sleeved liturgical vestment of linen, reaching to the knees, worn over the cassock by clergymen, choristers, and acolytes
[C13: via Anglo-French from Old French sourpelis, from Medieval Latin superpellīcium, from super- + pellīcium coat made of skins, from Latin pellis a skin]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. a loose-fitting, broad-sleeved white vestment worn over a cassock.
2. a garment in which the two halves of the front cross diagonally.adj.
3. designating, forming, or having a closure with diagonally crossing halves:a surplice neckline.
[1250–1300; Middle English surplis < Anglo-French surpliz, Old French surpeliz < Medieval Latin superpellīcium (vestīmentum) literally, (garment) worn over furs]
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surplice[ˈsɜːpləs] N → sobrepelliz f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
n → Chorrock m, → Chorhemd nt
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surplice[ˈsɜːpləs] n (Rel) → cotta
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