noun Etymology: Arabic qamīṣ, ultimately from Late Latin camisia Date: 1812 a light loose long-sleeved shirt, gown, or tunic

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  • Camise — As part of the dress of the early Saxons, the camise was an undergarment worn next to the skin. In the 11th century it was embroidered especially for the nobility. The camise and tunic as worn by the Roman women were probably the earliest forms… …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • Camise — (Myth.), so v.w. Camese …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • camise — [kə mēs′] n. [Ar qamis < LL camisia: see CHEMISE] a loosefitting shirt, smock, or gown …   English World dictionary

  • camise — /keuh meez , mees /, n. a lightweight, loose fitting shirt or smock with long sleeves. [1805 15; < Ar qamis < LL camisa, var. of CAMISIA shirt; see CHEMISE] * * * …   Universalium

  • Camise — see Chemise …   Medieval glossary

  • camise — ca·mise …   English syllables

  • camise — ca•mise [[t]kəˈmiz, ˈmis[/t]] n. clo a lightweight, loose fitting shirt or smock with long sleeves • Etymology: 1805–15; < Ar qamīṣ < LL camīsashirt …   From formal English to slang

  • camise — noun a loose shirt or tunic; originally worn in the Middle Ages • Hypernyms: ↑shirt …   Useful english dictionary

  • КАМИЗАРЫ — (фр. camisards). Севенские протестанты во время восстания в 1702 1706 гг.; Названы так потому, что носили поверх всего платья сорочки. Словарь иностранных слов, вошедших в состав русского языка. Чудинов А.Н., 1910. КАМИЗАРЫ Севенские горцы,… …   Словарь иностранных слов русского языка

  • Camisard — Cam i*sard, n. [F.] One of the French Protestant insurgents who rebelled against Louis XIV, after the revocation of the edict of Nates; so called from the peasant s smock (camise) which they wore. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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