what is difference between gown and nightgown
From Anglo-Norman gune, goune (“fur-trimmed coat, pelisse”), from Old French goune, from Late Latin gunna (“leather garment, a fur”), from Ancient Greek γούνα (goúna, “coarse garment”), of unknown origin. Perhaps from a Balkan or Apennine language. Alternatively, perhaps from Scythian, from Proto-Iranian *gawnám (“fur”) (compare Younger Avestan ???????????????????? (gaona, “body hair”) and Ossetian гъун (ǧun)).(Can this(+) etymology be sourced?).
- enPR: goun, IPA(key): /ɡaʊn/
- Rhymes: -aʊn
gown (plural gowns)
- A loose, flowing upper garment.
- A woman’s ordinary outer dress, such as a calico or silk gown.
- The official robe of certain professionals and scholars, such as university students and officers, barristers, judges, etc.
- The dress of civil officers, as opposed to military officers.
- (by metonymy) The university community.
- In the perennial town versus gown battles, townies win some violent battles, but the collegians are winning the war.
- A loose wrapper worn by gentlemen within doors; a dressing gown.
- Any sort of dress or garb.
- The robe worn by a surgeon.
gown (third-person singular simple present gowns, present participle gowning, simple past and past participle gowned)
- To dress in a gown, to don or garb with a gown.
- Wong, wong
From Middle English nyght gowne, equivalent to night + gown.
- IPA(key): /ˈnaɪtˌɡaʊn/
nightgown (plural nightgowns)
- A long loose robe worn mainly by women for sleeping in.
- Synonym: nightdress
- A dressing gown.