noun sa·gum \ˈsägəm\

Definition of sagum



  1. :  a square or rectangular cloak made of coarse wool, fastened usually on the right shoulder, and worn especially by Gauls, early Germans, and soldiers of ancient Rome

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Origin and Etymology of sagum

Latin, from Gaulish; akin to Middle Irish sēn snare, Welsh hoenyn snare, Latvian segt to cover, Sanskrit sajati he fastens, sticks; basic meaning: to touch, stick

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