Soutane meaning

so͝o-tän, -tăn
A cassock, especially one that buttons up and down the front.
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A long gown with sleeves and buttons at the front.
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Origin of soutane

  • French alteration (influenced by French sous under) of obsolete sottane from Italian sottana from sotto under from Latin subtus from sub upo in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French, from Spanish sotana, or Italian sottana, Latin subtana, from Latin subtus below, beneath, from sub under.

    From Wiktionary