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A robe is a loose-fitting outer garment.[1][2] Unlike garments described as capes or cloaks, robes usually have sleeves. The English word robe derives from Middle English
Middle English
robe ("garment"), borrowed from Old French
Old French
robe ("booty, spoils"), itself taken from the Frankish word *rouba ("spoils, things stolen, clothes"), and is related to the word rob.[1]

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1 Types 2 See also 3 References 4 External links

Types[edit] 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.[1] 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.[1] Any of several women's fashions of French origin, as robe à l'anglaise (18th century), robe de style (1920s).[2] A gown worn in fantasy literature and role-playing games by wizards and other magical characters. A "bathrobe" worn mostly after bathing or swimming.[1][2] (Informal usage) Any long flowing garment; for example, a cassock is sometimes called a robe, although a cassock is close-fitting.

See also[edit]

Thawb Abaya Academic stole Kaftan Clothing Seamless robe of Jesus
Seamless robe of Jesus
- Biblical relic Senegalese kaftan The Robe
Robe
- 1953 American film Black Robe
Robe
- film about a robed Jesuit
Jesuit
priest Tricivara
Tricivara
- Buddhist monastic robe

References[edit]

^ a b c d e "Robe". Oxford English Dictionary. Retrieved 22 January 2017.  ^ a b c Picken, Mary Brooks (1957). The Fashion
Fashion
Dictionary. Funk and Wagnalls. p. 265. 

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to robes.

The dictionary definition of robe at Wiktionary

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