What is robe?

  • (noun): Any loose flowing garment.
    See also — Additional definitions below


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:

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Some articles on robe:

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 ...
Akane Higurashi - My-Otome - GEM
... GEM, the Pure Heart Malachite (清恋の孔雀石, Seiren no Kujakuishi?), gives her a Robe that resembles a cat girl ... Unlike the Meister forms of the other returning HiME characters, the robe's design appears to be based loosely on KibaRanger from Gosei Sentai Dairanger rather than the Child ... 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 ...
Robe, Arsi - Demographics
... Based on figures from the Central Statistical Agency in 2005, Robe has an estimated total population of 17,144 of whom 8,200 are men and 8,944 are women ...
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 ...
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 ... The name of the church, variously translated as the Church of the Virgin's Robe, The Church of Laying Our Lady’s Holy Robe, The Church of the Veil or simply Church of the Deposition, is said to refer to a festival ... 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 ...

More definitions of "robe":

  • (noun): Outerwear consisting of a long flowing garment used for official or ceremonial occasions.
    Synonyms: gown
  • (verb): Clothe formally; especially in ecclesiastical robes.
    Synonyms: vest

Famous quotes containing the word robe:

    When Freedom, from her mountain height,
    Unfurled her standard to the air,
    She tore the azure robe of night,
    And set the stars of glory there;
    Joseph Rodman Drake (1795–1820)

    The old coat that I wear is Concord; it is my morning robe and study gown, my working dress and suit of ceremony, and my nightgown after all. Cleave to the simplest ever. Home,—home,—home. Cars sound like cares to me.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)