Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The girdle of a Jewish priest or officer.

Etymologies

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From Hebrew אבנט ("girdle, belt").

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