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Priestly tunic
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Tunic (כְּתֹנֶת‎, kethoneth; χιτών, chitōn). A long shirt-like garment that extended down to the knees or ankles (Gen 37:3; Exod 28:4; Lev 8:7; John 19:23). For further details, see this article: Clothing.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Hosen h̄ʹozen [Aram paṭṭîš] (Dnl. 3:21, AV); RSV TUNIC; NEB SHIRTS. An archaic term for “hose,” “leggings.” The precise meaning of the Aramaic word is unknown. See Garments III.
Tunic [Heb. kuttōneṯ] (Job 30:18); AV COAT; NEB SHIRT; [Aram K paṭṭîš] (Dnl. 3:21); AV HOSEN; NEB SHIRT; [Gk. chitó̄n (Mt. 10:10; Mk. 6:9; Lk. 9:3; Jn. 19:23; Acts 9:39); AV COAT; NEB also COAT, SHIRT. The basic garment, having a collar (Job 30:18) and sometimes seamless (Jn. 19:23). More than
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
tunic, a loose-fitting, knee-length garment worn next to the skin by both men and women (Matt. 10:10; Mark 6:9). Another tunic or garment was worn over the first. See also dress.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
HOSEN. Used only in Dan 3:21, where the context shows it to be wearing apparel. RSV translates the term “tunic.” “Hosen” in a 17th cen. English term for a garment such as leggings or trousers covering the hips and legs. The Aramic word ptash means “undergarment, breeches” (Marcus Jastrow, A Dictionary
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
TunicAn undergarment made from two pieces of linen or wool, sewn on the sides and shoulders, with holes for the head and the arms (Heb. kuttōneṯ; Gk. chitṓn). It was often monochrome but at times decorated. With or without sleeves and with a hem extending to the knees or the ankles, it was worn occasionally
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Tunic (Heb. kuttōneṯ; Aram. paṭṭîs̆; Gk. chitṓn). An undergarment, the basic unit of clothing for both men and women. The tunic (also called “garment,” “coat,” or “robe” in translations) was a long- or halfsleeved shirtlike garment that reached to the ankles (Gen. 37:3), usually worn under
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Hose, Hosen
HOSE, HOSEN (Aram. paṭı̂sh, Dan. 3:21). The KJV rendering of the Aram. term. The NASB reads “coats,” marg., “cloaks,” and the NIV, “trousers.”
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Hosenhosen, a dialect plural of ‘hose,’ a form of leg clothing. In Dan. 3:21 the kjv translates the Aramaic paṭîš as ‘hosen.’ The rsv translates ‘tunics’ based on the garment series there.
Tunictunic, loose-fitting, knee-length garment worn next to the skin by both men and women (Matt. 10:10; Mark 6:9). Another tunic or garment would be worn over the first. See also Dress.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
HOSEN — an archaic Old English word for “long trousers” or “leggings” (Dan. 3:21, KJV). Other versions translate the word as “trousers” (NKJV) and “tunics” (NRSV).Also see Dress of the Bible.
A Catholic Dictionary
tunic (tunica or tunicella). A vestment proper to sub-deacons, who are clothed in it by the bishop at ordination, and exactly like the dalmatic, except that, according to Gavantus (“Thesaur.” P. 1, tit. xix.), it is rather smaller. Even this distinction is not, so far as we know, generally observed.
Ecclesiastical Dictionary: Containing, in Concise Form, Information upon Ecclesiastical, Biblical, Archæological, and Historical Subjects
Tunic.—The Tunic is a vestment assigned to the subdeacon in his ministry about the altar. Were the regulations of the Church followed in all their precision, this garment would be longer than, but not so ample as the dalmatic of the deacon. According, however, to a custom which prevails almost everywhere,