toga virilis
noun (plural togae viriles) Etymology: Latin, men's toga Date: 1600 the white toga of manhood assumed by boys of ancient Rome at age 15

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  • Toga virilis — 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • toga virilis — [tō′gə vi rī′lis] n. [L, toga of a man] the toga of manhood, put on by boys of ancient Rome in their fourteenth year …   English World dictionary

  • toga virilis — noun (ancient Rome) a toga worn by a youth as a symbol of manhood and citizenship • Topics: ↑antiquity • Regions: ↑Rome, ↑Roma, ↑Eternal City, ↑Italian capital, ↑capital of Italy • …   Useful english dictionary

  • Toga Virilis — Statue eines römischen Bürgers in einer Toga Glyptothek München Toga Die Toga war das Kleidungsstück des …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • toga virilis — /toh geuh vi ruy lis, ree /; Lat. /taw gah wi rddee lis/, pl. togae viriles /toh jee vi ruy leez, ree /; Lat. /taw guy wi rddee les/. the white toga assumed by boys in ancient Rome at the end of their 14th year. [1590 1600; < L toga virilis; see… …   Universalium

  • toga virilis —   n. toga adopted as sign of manhood …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • toga virilis — The gown of manhood of the Romans. Before the young men acquired this robe they were not permitted to bear arms, but were regarded as part of the father s household. Having acquired the robe, they were regarded as part of the community. See 1 Bl… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • TOGA — Graecis Τήβεννος, Romanum tegmen, ipsis Quiritibus longe vetustior. Circummeâsse enim a Pelasgis ad Lydos, a Lydis ad Romanos, auctor est Tertull. de Pallio: et cum Suida Artemidorus eius originem ab Temeno arcade deducunt; qui ad Ionii maris… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Toga praetexta — 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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