discalced
adjective Etymology: part translation of Latin discalceatus, from dis- + calceatus, past participle of calceare to put on shoes, from calceus shoe, from calc-, calx heel Date: 1631 unshod, barefoot <
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  • Discalced — • A term applied to those religious congregations of men and women, the members of which go entirely unshod or wear sandals, with or without other covering for the feet Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Discalced     Discalced …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Discalced — is a term applied to those religious congregations of men and women, the members of which go entirely barefoot or wear sandals, with or without other covering for the feet. These congregations are often distinguished on this account from other… …   Wikipedia

  • Discalced — Dis*calced , a. Unshod; barefooted; in distinction from calced. The foundation of houses of discalced friars. Cardinal Manning s St. Teresa. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • discalced — [dis kalst′] adj. [< L discalceatus, unshod < dis , not + calceatus, a sandal, shoe < pp. of calceare, to provide with shoes < calceus, a shoe: see CALCEIFORM] barefooted, as members of certain religious orders …   English World dictionary

  • discalced — adjective shoeless; barefoot; without shoes on; wearing sandals rather than shoes. They were discalced to a man like pilgrims of some common order for all their shoes were long since stolen. See Also: dis , Discalced Carmelites …   Wiktionary

  • discalced — dis•calced [[t]dɪsˈkælst[/t]] also dis•cal•ce•ate [[t] ˈkæl si ɪt, ˌeɪt[/t]] adj. rel barefoot: discalced monks[/ex] • Etymology: 1625–35; L discalceātus= dis I+calceātus, ptp. of calceāre to fit with shoes, der. of calceus shoe …   From formal English to slang

  • discalced — /dis kalst /, adj. (chiefly of members of certain religious orders) without shoes; unshod; barefoot. Also, discalceate /dis kal see it, ayt /. Cf. calced. [1625 35; part trans. of L discalceatus, equiv. to dis DIS 1 + calceatus, ptp. of calceare… …   Universalium

  • discalced — without shoes; barefoot; a religious order wearing no shoes Ecclesiastical Terms …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • discalced — adj. barefoot …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Discalced —    Unshod, wearing sandals …   Who’s Who in Christianity

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