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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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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