Definition of himation in English:

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Pronunciation: /hɪˈmatɪɒn/


An outer garment worn by the ancient Greeks over the left shoulder and under the right.
Example sentences
  • I dried myself the best I could and was hesitant to wrap myself in the peplos and then the himation and finally the veil.
  • Here the goddess wears her high-crested helmet, and a himation replaces her aegis over the peplos.
  • Her himation is pulled up over her head, and covers much of her peplos, which is decorated with a dotted lozenge.



Words that rhyme with himation

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