from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A handkerchief or napkin hanging from the zone or girdle, formerly worn as one of the vestments of the Greek clergy. It is regarded by some as the original form of the present epigonation.
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Originally also an ornamental handkerchief and called at that date encheirion it received its present form in the twelfth century.
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