chlamus: a chlamys or short cloakOriginal Word: χλαμύς, ύδος, ἡPart of Speech:
a short cloakDefinition:
a short cloak, worn by military officers and soldiers.
5511 xlamýs – "a short cloak worn by soldiers, military officers, magistrates, kings, emperors, etc" (J. Thayer) – the Latin paludamenum, the garment of "dignity" (office) worn over the 5509 (xitōn/"tunic").
5511 /xlamýs ("a short, official robe") was put on Christ (perhaps taken from a Roman officer) to heighten His humiliation.
[For other terms referring to clothes worn in the NT see Strong's numbers: 1742, 1903, 2067, 2440, 2441, 2689, 4018,4158, 4629, 4749, 5341.
"5511 (xlamýs) was a kind of short cloak worn by soldiers, military officers, magistrates, kings, emperors (2 Macc 12:35; Josephus, Ant. 5.1.10), a soldier's sagum or scarf. Carr (Cambridge Greek Testament) suggests that it may have been a worn-out scarf of Pilate's" (WP, 1, 229).]
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
a prim. wordDefinition
a chlamys or short cloakNASB Translation
Thayer'sSTRONGS NT 5511: χλαμύςχλαμύς
(according to the testimony of Pollux
10, 38, 164, first used by Sappho
), a chlamys,
an outer garment usually worn over the χιτών
(which see); specifically, the Latinpaludamentum
(which see in Rich, Dict. of Antiq.
, under the word, at the end), a kind of short cloak worn by soldiers, military officers, magistrates, kings, emperors, etc. (2 Macc. 12:35; Josephus
, Antiquities 5, 1, 10; Herodian
, others; often in Plutarch
): Matthew 27:28, 31
(A. V. robe
; see Meyer at the passage; Trench
, Synonyms, § 1.; Rich (as above) under the word Chlamys; and other references under the word ἱμάτιον
Of uncertain derivation; a military cloak -- robe.