Kaftan vs Robe - What's the difference?

kaftan | robe |


As nouns the difference between kaftan and robe

is that kaftan is caftan, kaftan while robe is a long, formal dress worn only on special occasions.

kaftan

English

(wikipedia kaftan)

Alternative forms

* caftan

Noun

(en noun)
  • A long tunic worn in the Eastern Mediterranean.
  • A long dress or shirt similar in style to those worn in the Eastern Mediterranean.
  • Derived terms

    * kaftanlike

    robe

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A long loose outer garment, often signifying honorary stature.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Through tattered clothes small vices do appear; / Robes and furred gowns hide all.
  • (US) The skin of an animal, especially the bison, dressed with the fur on, and used as a wrap.
  • Verb

  • To clothe someone in a robe.
  • Derived terms

    * berobed

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