from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The girdle of a Jewish priest or officer.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In Jewish antiquity, a girdle of fine linen worn by priests. Also called abanet.
  • n. In surgery, a bandage resembling a Jewish priest's girdle.


From Hebrew אבנט ("girdle, belt"). (Wiktionary)


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