peplos or pep·lus [pep-luh s] ExamplesWord Origin noun, plural pep·los·es.
- a loose-fitting outer garment worn, draped in folds, by women in ancient Greece.
Origin of peplos First recorded in 1770–80, peplos is from the Greek word péplos (masculine)Related formspep·losed [pep-luh st] /ˈpɛp ləst/, adjective Examples from the Web for peplos Historical Examples of peplos
And now—now he even raised the hem of her peplos to his lips.
Agar, in peplos and cothurnus, recited the strophes once more.
Albert D. (Albert Dresden) Vandam
Her long robe and peplos, of the finest white wool, also gave her an air of distinction which suited the circumstances.
Pinza, however, finds here an exact parallel to Hera’s peplos in Iliad, xiv.
On the frieze of the Parthenon was represented by the scholars of Phidias the procession of the Peplos.
James Freeman Clarke
British Dictionary definitions for peplos peplos peplus noun plural -loses or -luses
- (in ancient Greece) the top part of a woman’s attire, caught at the shoulders and hanging in folds to the waistAlso called: peplum
Word Origin for peplos C18: from Greek, of obscure origin peplos in Medicine peplos [pĕp′ləs, -lŏs′] n. pl. pep•los•es
- The coat or envelope of lipoprotein material that surrounds certain virions.