One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
In the ancient Roman world: a kind of thick cloak, worn by peasants, soldiers, and others (and, as an affectation, by philosophers).
Early 18th century. From classical Latin abolla cloak, a garment worn by soldiers, by peasants, and by philosophers as an affectation; of uncertain origin.
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