Definition of Peplos

1. Noun. A garment worn by women in ancient Greece; cloth caught at the shoulders and draped in folds to the waist.

Exact synonyms: Peplum, Peplus
Generic synonyms: Garment



Definition of Peplos

1. Noun. An Ancient Greek garment, worn by women, formed of a tubular piece of cloth, which is folded back upon itself halfway down, until the top of the tube is worn around the waist, and the bottom covers the legs down to the ankles; the open top is then worn over the shoulders, and draped, in folds, down to the waist. ¹

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Definition of Peplos

1. a garment worn by women in ancient Greece [n -ES]

Medical Definition of Peplos

1. The coat or envelope of lipoprotein material that surrounds certain virions. Origin: G. An outer garment worn by women (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Peplos

peperomia
peperomias
peperoncini
peperoni
peperonis
pepful
pepino
pepinos
pepita
pepitas
pepla
peplis
peplomer
peplomers
peplomycin
peplos (current term)
peploses
peplum
peplumed
peplums
peplus
pepluses
pepo
peponida
peponidas
peponium
peponiums
pepos
pepped
pepper

Literary usage of Peplos

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Masterpieces of Greek Sculpture: A Series of Essays on the History of Art by Adolf Furtwängler (1895)
"In the middle of the east side of this frieze is represented the delivery of the peplos, a fact that should never have been disputed : the doubts which have ..."

2. Life in the Homeric Age by Thomas Day Seymour (1907)
"Aphrodite uses a fold of her peplos for the protection of her son Aeneas in the battle (E 315), and this act is most easily intelligible if she is assumed ..."

3. A Handbook of Greek Sculpture by Ernest Arthur Gardner (1896)
"The smallest modification of the ordinary scheme is to fasten the peplos on both shoulders instead of only one; then if the artificial band at the top be ..."

4. Chapters on Greek Dress by Maria Millington Lathbury Evans (1893)
"21,, over the peplos the goddess wears her " aegis," with the head of Medusa in the centre of the chest. H Fig. 20.—Scheme of the " peplos Fig. 21. ..."

5. The Sanctuary of Demeter and Kore: Terracotta Figurines of the Classical by Gloria S. Merker (2000)
"Possible traces of sleeves, perhaps chiton worn beneath peplos. See pp. 29-32. ... peplos open at right side, with traces of zigzag folds ending in a point. ..."

6. A Concise Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities: Based on Sir William by Francis Warre Cornish (1898)
"The girdle is put on as in the Dorian variety, with the extra length the girl is about to peplos of ..."

7. Kallias of Sphettos and the Revolt of Athens in 286 B.C. by Theodore Leslie Shear (1978)
"89 The ancient evidence for the dedication of the peplos is ... A scholiast on Plato, Republic 327 a distinguishes between the peplos dedicated at the Great ..."

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