braccae

plural noun brac·cae \ˈbräˌkī, ˈbraˌkē, -akˌsē\
variants: less commonly

bracae

\ˈbräˌkī, ˈbrāˌsē\

Definition of braccae

  1. :  shapeless trousers of wool or skin tied at the waist and ankles by cords worn chiefly by the ancient Gauls

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Origin and Etymology of braccae

Latin bracae, plural of braca, from Gaulish brāca, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German bruoh pair of breeches — more at breeches


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