A dragon robe from Qing Dynasty of China
Academic robes

A robe is a loose-fitting outer garment.[1][2] Unlike garments described as capes or cloaks, robes usually have sleeves. The English word robe derives from Middle English robe ("garment"), borrowed from Old French robe ("booty, spoils"), itself taken from the Frankish word *rouba ("spoils, things stolen, clothes"), and is related to the word rob.[1]


There are various types of robes, including:

Other Languages
čeština: Talár
dansk: Ornat
Deutsch: Amtstracht
فارسی: قبا لباده
한국어: 로브
Ido: Robo
Bahasa Indonesia: Jubah
日本語: ローブ
português: Beca
русский: Талар
sicilianu: Robba (tissutu)
Simple English: Robe
српски / srpski: Плашт
suomi: Kaapu
svenska: Talar
中文: 长袍