sa·​gum | \ ˈsägəm \
plural saga\ -​gə \

Definition of sagum

: 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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History and Etymology for 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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“Sagum.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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