πέπλος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Maybe a reduplicated formation from Proto-Indo-European *pel- (to fold) and so cognate with the Ancient Greek suffix -πλόος (-plóos).

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Noun[edit]

πέπλος (péplosm (genitive πέπλου); second declension

  1. any woven cloth used for a covering, sheet, carpet, curtain, veil
  2. upper garment or full-length mantle in one piece, worn by women
  3. (at Athens) embroidered robe carried in procession at the Panathenaea
  4. (less frequent) man's robe or cloak, especially of long Persian dresses
  5. (anatomy) peritoneum
  6. wartweed (Euphorbia peplus)

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Descendants[edit]

  • English: peplos
  • Greek: πέπλος m (péplos), πέπλο n (péplo)
  • Italian: peplo

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