2440. himation
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himation: an outer garment, a cloak, robe
Original Word: ἱμάτιον, ου, τό
Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter
Transliteration: himation
Phonetic Spelling: (him-at'-ee-on)
Short Definition: outer garment
Definition: a long flowing outer garment, tunic.

HELPS word-Studies

2440 himátion – a cloak; the outer garment worn over the 5509/xitōn ("the under-garment worn next to the skin").

[2440 /himátion ("a robe") was often made of wool with openings for the head and arms, and worn loosely over the 5509/xitōn ("the under-tunic").]

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
dim. form of heima (a garment)
an outer garment, a cloak, robe
NASB Translation
cloak (8), cloaks (1), clothes (1), clothing (2), coat (4), coats (8), dresses (1), garment (8), garments (18), outer garments (2), robe (4), robes (4).

STRONGS NT 2440: ἱμάτιον

ἱμάτιον, ἱματίου, τό (diminutive of ἱμα equivalent to εἷμα, an article of clothing, garment; and this from ἕννυμι to clothe, cf. German Hemd); (from Herodotus down); the Sept. mostly for בֶּגֶד, also for שִׂמְלָה, שַׂלְמָה, etc.;

1. a garment (of any sort): Matthew 9:16; Matthew 11:8 (R G L brackets; others omit; cf. Winers Grammar, 591 (550); Buttmann, 82 (72)); Mark 2:21; Mark 15:20; Luke 5:36; Luke 7:25; Hebrews 1:11; plural garments, i. e. the cloak or mantle and the tunic (cf. Winers Grammar, 176 (166); Buttmann, 24 (23)): Matthew 17:2; Matthew 24:18 (Rec.); ; John 19:23; Acts 7:58; James 5:2, etc.; to rend τά ἱμάτια (see διαρρήγνυμι), Matthew 26:65; Acts 14:14; Acts 22:23.

2. the upper garment, the cloak or mantle (which was thrown over the tunic, χιτών) (Rutherford, New Phryn., p. 22): Matthew 9:20; (xxiv. 18 L T Tr WH); Mark 5:2; Luke 8:44; John 19:2; Revelation 19:16; it is distinguished from the χιτών in Matthew 5:40; Luke 6:29; (cf. John 19:23); Acts 9:39. (Cf. Trench, § l.; BB. DD. under the word ; Edersheim, Jewish Social Life, chapter xiii.; especially 'Jesus the Messiah,' 1:620ff) ἱματισμός, ἱματισμοῦ, (ἱματίζω), clothing, apparel: universally, Luke 7:25; Acts 20:33; 1 Timothy 2:9; of the tunic, Matthew 27:35 Rec.; John 19:24; of the cloak or mantle, Luke 9:29. (The Sept.; Theophrastus, Polybius, Diodorus, Plutarch, Athen.) (Cf. Trench, § l.)

apparel, clothing, garment

Neuter of a presumed derivative of ennumi (to put on); a dress (inner or outer) -- apparel, cloke, clothes, garment, raiment, robe, vesture.

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