caliga

noun

cal·​i·​ga
ˈkalə̇gə
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 sense 4

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“Caliga.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/caliga. Accessed 6 Feb. 2023.

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