Definition of mandyas in English:

mandyas

noun

Orthodox Church
  • A black woollen cloak worn by monks.

Origin

Late 18th century. From Hellenistic Greek μανδύας woollen cloak (in ancient Greek in form μανδύης in a fragment of Aristophanes), in Byzantine Greek in sense ‘monk's cloak’; probably a loanword: regarded by ancient authors as either a Persian or a Liburnian (Illyrian) word.

Pronunciation

mandyas

/manˈdiːəs/