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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Greek
Origin: panoplia 'full suit of armor', from pan- ( PAN-) + hopla 'weapons, armor'

panoply

noun
     
pan‧o‧ply [singular] formal
1DC an impressive show of special clothes, decorations etc, especially at an important ceremony
panoply of
a glorious panoply of colours
2 a large number of people or things
panoply of
a panoply of men in grey suits
full/entire/whole panoply of something (=the whole range of something)

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