Meaning of mandyas

man•dy•as

Pronunciation: (män-dē'äs Eng. man-dē'&schwas, man'dē-&schwas), [key]
— pl. -dy•ai -dy•as•es.
  1. a short, black cloak worn by monks.
  2. a mantle, usually purple, worn by bishops.
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