toga virilis

noun
to·​ga vi·​ri·​lis | \ ˌtō-gə-və-ˈrē-ləs How to pronounce toga virilis (audio) , -ˈri- How to pronounce toga virilis (audio) \
plural togae viriles\ ˈtō-​ˌgī-​və-​ˈrē-​ˌlās How to pronounce togae viriles (audio) , -​ˈri-​ \

Definition of toga virilis

: the white toga of manhood assumed by boys of ancient Rome at age 15

Examples of toga virilis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After puberty, boys swapped the purple trimmed toga praetexta for the plain toga virilis of a man. National Geographic, "In ancient Rome, citizenship was the path to power," 4 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of toga virilis

1600, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for toga virilis

Latin, men's toga

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“Toga virilis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/toga%20virilis. Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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