Robe

A robe is a loose-fitting outer garment. A robe is distinguished from a cape or cloak by the fact that it usually has sleeves. The English word robe derives from Middle English robe ("garment"), borrowed from Old French robe ("booty, spoils"), itself taken from the Frankish word *rouba ("spoils, things stolen, clothes"), and is related to the word rob. There are various types of robes, including:

  • A gown worn as part of the academic regalia of faculty or students, especially for ceremonial occasions, such as a convocations, congregations or graduations.
  • A gown worn as part of the attire of a judge or barrister.
  • A wide variety of long, flowing religious dress including pulpit robes and the robes worn by various types of monks.
  • A gown worn as part of the official dress of a peer or royalty.
  • Any of several women's fashions, as robe d'anglaise (18th century), "robe de style" (1920s).
  • A gown worn in fantasy literature and role-playing games by wizards and other magical characters.
  • An absorbent "bath robe" worn mostly after washing or swimming.
    • One such example is a bathrobe, a garment made of terrycloth or another towel-like material and is typically worn at home after a bath or other activities where the wearer is nude to keep warm and/or preserve modesty in times of no immediate need to fully dress. (Also called a house coat.) See, for example, that worn by the fictional character Arthur Dent.
  • (Informal usage) Any long flowing garment; for example, a cassock is sometimes called a robe, despite the fact that the cassock is close-fitting.

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Church Of The Deposition Of The Robe
... The Church of the Deposition of the Robe (Russian Церковь Ризоположения) is a church which stands on Cathedral Square in the Moscow Kremlin ... tradition says that during the Rus'-Byzantine War of 860 the patriarch placed the Virgin's Robe into the sea, causing a storm that destroyed the invading Russian ships ...
Priestly Robe (Judaism)
... The priestly robe (Hebrew me'il מְעִיל ), sometimes robe of the ephod (meil ha-ephod מְעִיל הָאֵפֹוד), is one of the sacred articles of clothing (bigdei ... The robe is described in Exodus 2831-35 ...
Akane Higurashi - My-Otome - GEM
... (清恋の孔雀石, Seiren no Kujakuishi?), gives her a Robe that resembles a cat girl ... the other returning HiME characters, the robe's design appears to be based loosely on KibaRanger from Gosei Sentai Dairanger rather than the Child of Akane's ... Although the exact capabilities of this robe have not been shown in any major work, the PS2 My-Otome game depicts Akane with some sort of beam-generated tonfa (a direct reference to her ...
Svetitskhoveli Cathedral - History - Early History
... Elias bought Jesus’ robe from a Roman soldier at Golgotha and brought it back to Georgia ... by his sister Sidonia who upon touching the robe immediately died from the emotions engendered by the sacred object ... The robe could not be removed from her grasp, so she was buried with it ...

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