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From Latin, from Ancient Greek.

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peplus (plural pepluses or pepli)

  1. (obsolete) An upper garment worn by women in Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome.
  2. (dated) A kind of kerchief formerly worn by women in England.
    • 1841, John Roby, Popular Traditions of England: Lancashire. First series:
      A wimple or peplus was thrown over the head ; a sort of hood , which , instead of covering the shoulders , was brought round the neck beneath the chin like a warrior's gorget

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