April 04, 2007

A Roman "Cassock" or "Soutane"

Soutane is pronounced like "soo-TAN". The word is from French, which gets it from the Italian "sottana" whose root is "sotto," meaning "under" ... because it is worn under the alb.

The etymological connotation, then, is that the cassock or soutane is ... underwear.

The image is from Almy.com.
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