surplice
Pronunciation
  • (GA) IPA: /ˈsɝplɪs/
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈsɜːplɪs/
Noun

surplice (plural surplices)

  1. A liturgical vestment of the Christian Church. It has the form of a tunic of white linen or cotton material, with wide or moderately wide sleeves, reaching to the hips or knees. It usually features lace decoration and may have embroidered bordures.
    • 1942, Emily Carr, The Book of Small, “The Blessing”,
      He was a wide man and looked wider in his surplice, especially from our pew, which was close up under the pulpit.
Translations
  • French: surplis
  • German: Chorhemd, Chorrock, Superpelliceum (technical, rare)
  • Italian: cotta
  • Portuguese: sobrepeliz
  • Russian: стиха́рь
  • Spanish: sobrepelliz



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