Definitions for togaˈtoʊ gə
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to•ga*ˈtoʊ gə(n.)(pl.)-gas, -gae
(in ancient Rome) the traditional formal outer garment of white wool worn by freeborn men.
a robe of office or other distinctive garment.
* (-jē, -gē)..
Origin of toga:
1590–1600; < L; akin to tegmen
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.
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.
Translations for toga
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the loose outer garment worn by a citizen of ancient Rome.
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- (고대 로마의 헐렁한 겉옷Korean
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- ردای بی آستینPersian
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- (古羅馬人的)寬外袍Chinese (Trad.)
- áo choàngVietnamese
- （古罗马市民穿的）宽松外袍Chinese (Simp.)
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