caliga

noun
cal·​i·​ga | \ ˈkalə̇gə \
plural caligae\ -​ləˌgī , -​əˌjē \

Definition of caliga

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 16 Oct. 2021.

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