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[rah-sawn; English ras-on] /ˈrɑ sɔn; English ˈræs ɒn/

noun, plural rasa
[rah-sah; English ras-uh] /ˈrɑ sɑ; English ˈræs ə/ (Show IPA). Greek Orthodox Church.
a long, loose, black gown with wide sleeves, worn by the clergy.


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