caliga

noun cal·i·ga \ ˈkalə̇gə \

Definition of caliga

plural caligae \-ləˌgī, -əˌjē\
1 :a heavy-soled Roman military shoe or sandal worn by all ranks up to and including centurions
2
[Medieval Latin, from Latin]
:a stocking worn by bishops — compare buskin 4

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Origin and Etymology of caliga

Latin


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