Definition of Himation

1. Noun. A rectangular cloak of linen or wool, worn in Ancient Greece, usually over a chiton. ¹

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Definition of Himation

1. a loose outer garment [n -MATIA or -MATIONS]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Himation

hilum of lymph node
hilum of olivary nucleus
hilum of ovary
hilum of spleen
hilum ovarii
hilum pulmonis
hilum renalis
hilum splenicum
hilus cells
himation (current term)
hind end

Literary usage of Himation

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

1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"In winter a mantle of thick stuff, the chiana, was sometimes worn, while in summer the himation could be replaced by the thin linen Manís. ..."

2. Catalogue of the Terracottas in the Department of Greek and Roman by Henry Beauchamp Walters (1903)
"Woman wrapped in himation. She stands on a plinth with r. leg bent, looking to her 1. ; her r. hand is raised to her throat, the 1. placed behind her back. ..."

3. The Potters' Quarter by Agnes Newhall Stillwell, Jack Leonard Benson (1984)
"himation of left group applied purple with goat, r. (with part of black incised object on neck), reserved, with inner details in dilute lines; ..."

4. A descriptive catalogue of the collection of casts from the antique in the by Walter Copland Perry, Victoria and Albert museum (1884)
"The himation reaches to his feet, and falls in a broad fold over the left ... She is robed in chiton and himation, the former of which has slipped a little ..."

5. A Day in Old Athens: A Picture of Athenian Life by William Stearns Davis (1914)
"The Masculine Chiton, himation, and Chlamys. — The 1 Tho whole civilization of Athens was, of course, based on a climate in which artificial heat would be ..."

6. A Catalogue of the Greek Vases in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge by Ernest Arthur Gardner (1897)
"A maiden, standing, to left, and turning her head back to right; she wears chiton and himation, and holds in her left hand a patera, in her right an ..."

7. A Catalogue of the Sparta Museum by Marcus Niebuhr Tod, Alan John Bayard Wace (1906)
"(12) Veiled female figure in long chiton and himation drawn over back of ... (ai) Female figure in chiton and himation: headless; carrying with left Fig. ..."

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