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PANOPLY

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Originally appearing in Volume V20, Page 681 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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PANOPLY, a complete suit of armour. The word represents the Gr. 7r-avow-Ma (rrar, all, and 67rMa, arms), the full armour of a hoplite or heavy-armed soldier, i.e. the shield, breastplate, helmet and greaves, together with the sword and lance. As applied to armour of a later date, panoply " did not come into use till the end of the 16th and beginning of the 17th century, and was then used of the complete suits of plate-armour covering the whole body. The figurative use of the word is chiefly due to the phrase i7 7ravolrXia roG Oeoi3, " the whole armour of God " (Eph. vi. II).
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