- cassock:  Etymologically, a cassock is probably a cloak worn by a Cossack; the two words appear to be ultimately identical. Cassock, which originally meant simply ‘cloak’ or ‘long coat’ (its current application to clergymen’s tunics arose in the 17th century), comes via French casaque from Italian casacca. It has been conjectured that this was a descendant of Turkish quzzāk ‘nomad’ (a derivative of the verb qaz ‘wander’), which also, via Russian kozak, gave English Cossack .
However, another theory is that cassock comes ultimately from Persian kazhāghand ‘padded jacket’, a compound formed from kazh ‘raw silk’ and āghand ‘stuffed’.
- cassock (n.)
- 1540s, "long loose gown," from Middle French casaque "long coat" (16c.), probably ultimately from Turkish quzzak "nomad, adventurer," (the source of Cossack), from their typical riding coat. Or perhaps from Arabic kazagand, from Persian kazhagand "padded coat," from kazh "raw silk" + agand "stuffed." Chiefly a soldier's cloak 16c.-17c.; ecclesiastical use is from 1660s.
- 1. His black cassock was dusty and sweat - stained.
- 2. Their right shoulders are bared with a cassock over the left shoulder.
- 3. At Toulon he was clothed in the red cassock.
- 4. Wearing cassock , a flamen was inspecting the detailed work in the sacrifice hall.
- 5. She was a netle in which the rustle of the cassock was visible.
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