a one-piece cloak worn by men in ancient Rome
Loose outer garment worn by the citizens of Rome.
Loose wrap gown.
Origin: From toga, from tegere.
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 praetexta
The toga, a distinctive garment of Ancient Rome, was a cloth of perhaps 20 ft in length which was wrapped around the body and was generally worn over a tunic. The toga was made of wool, and the tunic under it often was made of linen. After the 2nd century BC, the toga was a garment worn exclusively by men, and only Roman citizens were allowed to wear the toga. After this time, women were expected to wear the stola; to distinguish prostitutes from respectable women, prostitutes were required to wear the toga.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
tō′ga, n. the mantle or outer garment of a Roman citizen.—adjs. Togā′ted, Tō′ged, dressed in a toga or gown.—n. Toge (Shak.), a robe.—Toga prætexta, the purple-hemmed toga worn by curule magistrates and censors, and by freeborn boys till fourteen; Toga virilis, the garb of manhood, put on by boys at fourteen. [L.,—tegĕre, to cover.]
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
an outer garment, usually of white wool like a large blanket, folded about the person in a variety of ways, but generally with the right arm free, thrown over the left shoulder, and hanging down the back; it was at once the badge of manhood and Roman citizenship.
The numerical value of toga in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of toga in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
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Idealism is the noble toga that political gentlemen drape over their will to power.
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