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πέπλος 1 late Poets with heterog. pl. πέπλα, any woven cloth used for a covering, a sheet, carpet, curtain, veil, Il., Eur.
II.a robe, worn by women over the common dress, and falling in folds about the person, answering to the man's ἱμάτιον or χλαῖνα, Hom., etc.
2.esp. of the πέπλος of Athena, embroidered with mythol. subjects, which was carried like the sail of a galley in public procession at the Panathenaea, Eur., Plat.
3.a man's robe, Trag.; esp. of the long Persian dresses, Aesch.

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