from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In ancient Greek costume, a small mantle of light stuff, apparently a small chlæna, worn by women.


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  • [The chlanis was a light summer-mantle, worn especially by the more elegant Athenians, and generally made of expensive materials.

    An Egyptian Princess — Volume 01

  • Sometimes he gazed into the heavens, sometimes made a remark to the steersman, disposed his beautiful purple chlanis in fresh folds, or busied himself in the arrangement of his scented brown curls, or his carefully curled beard.

    An Egyptian Princess — Volume 01


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