One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A type of undershirt or undertunic worn in ancient Rome.
2In the Anglo-Saxon church: a tunic worn beneath the alb. rare.
Late 17th century; earliest use found in Thomas Brown (bap. 1663, d. 1704), writer. From classical Latin subucula undertunic, in post-classical Latin also undertunic worn by a priest in the Old Testament (Vulgate) from sub- + -uere to put + -cula.
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