Togas
Toga To"ga, n.; pl. E. {Togas}, L. {Tog[ae]}. [L., akin to tegere to cover. See {Thatch}.] (Rom. Antiq.) The loose outer garment worn by the ancient Romans, consisting of a single broad piece of woolen cloth of a shape approaching a semicircle. It was of undyed wool, except the border of the toga pr[ae]texta. [1913 Webster]

{Toga pr[ae]texta}. [L.], a toga with a broad purple border, worn by children of both sexes, by magistrates, and by persons engaged in sacred rites.

{Toga virilis} [L.], the manly gown; the common toga. This was assumed by Roman boys about the time of completing their fourteenth year. [1913 Webster]


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