peplos


peplos

peplos or pep·lus [pep-luh s] ExamplesWord Origin noun, plural pep·los·es.

  1. 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.

    Arachne, Complete

    Georg Ebers

  • Agar, in peplos and cothurnus, recited the strophes once more.

    An Englishman in Paris

    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.

    A Thorny Path [Per Aspera], Complete

    Georg Ebers

  • Pinza, however, finds here an exact parallel to Hera’s peplos in Iliad, xiv.

    The World of Homer

    Andrew Lang

  • On the frieze of the Parthenon was represented by the scholars of Phidias the procession of the Peplos.

    Ten Great Religions

    James Freeman Clarke

  • British Dictionary definitions for peplos peplos peplus noun plural -loses or -luses

    1. (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

    1. The coat or envelope of lipoprotein material that surrounds certain virions.

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