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  1. sagum(Noun)

    A cloak, worn in ancient times by the Gauls, early Germans, and Roman soldiers, made of a rectangular piece of (usually red) coarse cloth and fastened on the right shoulder.

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  1. Sagum(noun)

    the military cloak of the Roman soldiers

  2. Origin: [L. sagum, sagus; cf. Gr. . Cf. Say a kind of serge.]

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  1. Sagum

    The sagum was a garment of note generally worn by members of the Roman military during both the Republic and early Empire. Regarded symbolically as a garment of war by the same tradition which embraced the toga as a garment of peace, it was slightly more practical in any event, consisting of a simple rectangular segment of cloth fastened by a leather or perhaps metal clasp and worn on top of the armor. The fabric was made of unwashed wool, saturated with lanolin; it was traditionally dyed bright red.

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  1. magus

  2. gaums


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