toga virilis


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 toga virilis (audio)
: the white toga of manhood assumed by boys of ancient Rome at age 15

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web After puberty, boys swapped the purple trimmed toga praetexta for the plain toga virilis of a man. National Geographic, 4 Nov. 2019

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Word History


Latin, men's toga

First Known Use

1600, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of toga virilis was in 1600

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“Toga virilis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Feb. 2023.

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