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 TOGA, VIRILE]

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  • 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 — 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 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • 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

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