Definition of himation in English:


Line breaks: hi¦mat|ion
Pronunciation: /hɪˈmatɪɒn


  • An outer garment worn by the ancient Greeks over the left shoulder and under the right.
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    • 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.



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