plural saga -gə How to pronounce sagum (audio)
: 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

Word History


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 23 Jul. 2024.

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