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Peplus meaning

peplus - 2 dictionary results

  1. 1. An upper garment worn by Grecian and Roman women.
  2. 2. A kind of kerchief formerly worn by Englishwomen.

peplus - examples of usage

  1. I cannot take my eyes off you in your blue peplus.... - "The Song of Songs", Hermann Sudermann.
  2. Let us sing the glory of our forefathers; ever victors, both on land and sea, they merit that Athens, rendered famous by these, her worthy sons, should write their deeds upon the sacred peplus. - "The Eleven Comedies", Aristophanes et al.
  3. It is told that Athena appeared to many of the people in Ilium in their sleep, streaming with copious sweat, showing part of her peplus rent, and saying that she had just returned from helping the Kyzikeni. - "Plutarch's Lives, Volume II", Aubrey Stewart & George Long.
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