chlamys

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From Ancient Greek χλαμύς (khlamús).

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chlamys (plural chlamydes)

  1. (historical) A short cloak caught up on the shoulder, worn by hunters, soldiers, and horsemen in Ancient Greece.
    • 1844, Walter Savage Landor, ‘Æsop and Rhosope’, Imaginary Conversations:
      He unfolded the chlamys, stretched it out with both hands before me, and then cast it over my shoulders.
    • 1977, Mary Carol Sturgeon, Sculpture: the Reliefs from the Theater, p. 38:
      A male god stands in three-quarter view to right, wearing a chlamys fastened at his right shoulder with a round clasp.

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