from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Greek antiquity, originally, a form of the short Dorian tunic or chiton, which was fastened over the left shoulder only, leaving the right arm entirely free.
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"exomis," cut in such fashion that the right arm and right breast were exposed.
The exomis is worn by the female statue in the Vatican known as the
A tunic that reaches to the feet is called a gown tunic (tunica talaris, Gr. poderes); a tunic without sleeves or with short sleeves is called colobium; one which leaves the right shoulder free, exomis.
Antipater, tall and erect in exomis of plain gray, right arm and shoulder bare, walked in the centre of the front rank.