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Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: surpliz, from Medieval Latin superpellicium, from pellicium 'coat of animal skins', from Latin pellis 'skin'; because it was worn over fur clothing

surplice

noun
     
Related topics: Clothes, Christianity
sur‧plice [countable]
RRCDCC a piece of clothing made of white material worn over other clothes by priests or singers in church

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