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peplum Explained

peplum at English irregular forms Of Explained:

(pl) pepla

peplum at Latin => English Of Explained:

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Peplum at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Peplum \Pep"lum\, n.; pl. E. {-lumus}, L. {-la}. [L.]
A peplos. Hence: An overskirt hanging like an ancient peplos;
also, a short fitted skirt attached to a waist or coat.

peplum at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: a flared ruffle attached to the waistline of a dress or
jacket or blouse
2: a garment worn by women in ancient Greece; cloth caught at
the shoulders and draped in folds to the waist [syn: {peplos},
[also: {pepla} (pl)]

peplum at English (WD) Of Explained:

Category: Image - :Bronze Nike Louvre Br1679.jpg|thumb|A bronze figure of the goddess Nike, who is wearing a peplos over a chiton.


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  • A peplos, an Ancient Greek garment 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; compare the Roman palla.
    1. A veil.


      *1837: Ralph Cudworth, D. D., The True Intellectual System of the Universe (First American Edition, with references and an ccount of the author by Thomas Birch, M. A. F. R. S.)

  • :And this was Neith, or Athena, that God thus described, "I am all that was, is, and shall be, and my peplum or veil, no mortal could ever uncover." ... Peplum is properly a womanish pall or veil, embroidered all over and consecrated to Minerva.
  • 1838: The North American Review, volume XLVII
  • :The outer garment was called the peplum, and was used more for occasions of ceremony than for ordinary convenience, as it was very long and ample, and, from the manner of putting it on, must have been inconvenient to the wearer. It was sometimes wound double round the body, ...
  • 1904: G. Woolliscroft Rhead, The Treatment of Drapery in Art
  • :Over this they adopted the Greek peplum, under the name of palla. This garment, however, was exclusively confined to the gentler sex, and was never worn, as was the peplum among the Greeks, by men.


    Inter: en-noun » pepla

  • A genre of Italian film featuring historical or biblical epics
    1. An individual film in this genre


      * sword-and-sandal

      See also

      *Category: w - :Palla (garment)|Wikipedia article on the palla

  • peplos
  • palla
  • exomis
  • himation
  • chlamys
  • chiton

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