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  • noun historical A type of padded under-garment, worn under armour, especially by Byzantine troops.

Etymologies

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From Byzantine Greek βαμβάκιον.

Examples

  • In his quilted gray bambakion with its frayed hood, worn over a ragged white tunic, there was a hint of former service in the armies of Byzantium, while the brass eyelets on the straps of his buskins suggested a sojourn in the West.

    Excerpt: Gentlemen of the Road by Michael Chabon

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    February 11, 2009