A type of ecclesiastical robe historically worn by monks or royalty.

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  • MANDYAS — Graece Μανδύη, mantum notat seu cappam Graecorum Episcoporum, quae aperta ex parte anteriori atque talaris, circa collum crispata est, nigri coloris, sericis radiis rubris albisque virgata, ad instar fluminum serpentum, quae praedicationem… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • mandyas — /mahn dee ahs/; Eng. /man dee euhs, man dee euhs/, n., pl. mandyai / dee e/, Eng. mandyases. Gk. Orth. Ch. 1. a short, black cloak worn by monks. 2. a mantle, usually purple, worn by bishops. [ < Gk] * * * ▪ ecclesiastical garb       long, full,… …   Universalium

  • mandyas — mänˈthēəs, ˈdē noun ( es) Etymology: Late Latin mandya, from Greek mandya, mandyas, mandyē, mandyēs, of non Indo European origin : an outer garment resembling a cloak or cope worn in the services of Eastern Orthodox churches * * * /mahn dee ahs/; …   Useful english dictionary

  • mandyas — man·dy·as …   English syllables

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