Tuesday, May 4, 2010

sou·tane (s-tän, -tn) n. A cassock, especially one that buttons up and down the front.

sou·tane (s-tän, -tn)
n.
A cassock, especially one that buttons up and down the front.
[French, alteration (influenced by French sous, under) of obsolete
sottane, from Italian sottana, from sotto, under, from Latin subtus,
from sub; see upo in Indo-European roots.]

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cas·sock (ksk)
n. Ecclesiastical
An ankle-length garment with a close-fitting waist and sleeves, worn
by the clergy and others assisting in church services.

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