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Ancient Greek πανοπλία (panoplía), from πάν (pán, all) (English pan-) + ὅπλον (hóplon, arms) (English hopl-).

Cognate to French panoplie.


  • IPA(key): /ˈpæ.nə.ˌpliː/
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panoply (plural panoplies)

  1. A splendid display of something.
    • 1961, J. A. Philip, "Mimesis in the Sophistês of Plato," Transactions and Proceedings of the American Philological Association, vol. 92, p. 459,
      Even though we cannot affirm that the products of mimesis are invested in the panoply of existence.
  2. (by extension) a collection or display of weaponry
  3. Ceremonial garments, complete with all accessories.
  4. A complete set of armour.
  5. (by extension) Something that covers and protects.

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