a loose, white, wide-sleeved outer ecclesiastical vestment for some services, ranging from hip length to knee length
Origin of surpliceMiddle English surplis from Anglo-French surpliz from Old French from Medieval Latin superpelliceum from Classical Latin super-, above (see super-) + pelliceum, fur robe, neuter of Classical Latin pelliceus, made of skins from pellis, skin (see fell)
A loose-fitting, white ecclesiastical gown with wide sleeves, worn over a cassock.
Designating a garment with a V-shaped neckline in which fabric from one side of the garment diagonally overlaps fabric from the other side before being sown together.
Origin of surpliceMiddle English surplis from Anglo-Norman surpliz variant of Old French sourpeliz from Medieval Latin superpellīcium Latin super- super- Medieval Latin pellīcium fur coat ( from Latin) ( neuter of pellīcius made of skin ) ( from pellis skin ; see pel-3 in Indo-European roots.)
From Late Latin superpelliceum, from super (“over") and pellis (“fur").