an ancient Greek outer garment consisting of a long rectangle of cloth draped over the left shoulder and wound around the body
Origin of himationClassical Greek himation, diminutive of heima, garment from hennynai, to clothe from Indo-European base an unverified form wes- from source wear, Classical Latin vestis
A rectangular woolen or linen cloak worn by men and women in ancient Greece.
Origin of himationGreek hīmation diminutive of hīma hīmat- garment variant of heima from hennunai to clothe ; see wes-2 in Indo-European roots.
(plural himatia or himations)
From Ancient Greek ἱμάτιον (himation), diminutive of ἷμα (hima), a variant form of εἷμα (heima, “garment”).