from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In the Gr. Ch.: Anciently, an outer mantle or garment, usually of skins, worn especially by monks and hermits. Apparently the name was sometimes retained even when it was the only garment.
- n. The outer altar-cloth. Also called ependysis, haploma, and trapezophoron. Also ependutes.
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