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ἱμάτιον [ι_μα^-], τό, in form a Dim. of ἷμα (i.e. εἷμα),
A.a piece of dress; in usage always of an outer garment, formed by an oblong piece of cloth worn above the χιτών, Ar.Ec.333, IG22.1524.205, al., D.24.114, etc.; “λαμπρὸν . ἔχωνEpich.[277]; θοἰμάτιον by crasis for τὸ ἱμ-, Ar.Nu.179, al.; “θοἰμάτιον καθεὶς ἄχρι τῶν σφυρῶνD.19.314; “ἱματίων ἕλξειςPl.Alc.1.122c; of the Roman toga, Plu.Brut.17, Cor.14: hence ἐν ἱματίοις, of civilians,= togati, Id.Cam.10; but . Ἑλληνικόν, opp. the toga, Luc.Merc.Cond.25.
2. ἱμάτια, τά, generally, clothes, Hdt.1.9, Pl.Plt.279e, D.27.10; by crasis, “θαἰμάτιαHippon.83.1, Ar.V.408 (lyr.), Lys.1093; of grave-clothes, ἐν εἱμ. τρισὶ [θάπτειν] IG 12(5).593.2 (Iulis, v/iv B.), cf. Plu.Sol.21.
3. metaph., “ἱμάτια πόλεως τείχηEust.1871.50.
II. generally, cloth, Hdt.4.23, D.S. 14.109, Ael.VH8.7, Iamb.VP21.100. [ἱμ- in Att. Inscrr., IG12.427, 386.18, 22.1514.16, etc.; εἱμ- ib.12(5) l.c. (εμ- lap.), 5(1).1390.16, al.(Andania, i B.C.), which is easier to explain, v. εἷμα, εἱματισμός.]
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