toga virilis

The gown of manhood of the Romans. Before the young men acquired this robe they were not permitted to bear arms, but were regarded as part of the father's household. Having acquired the robe, they were regarded as part of the community. See 1 Bl Comm 404.

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  • Toga virilis — Toga To ga, n.; pl. E. {Togas}, L. {Tog[ae]}. [L., akin to tegere to cover. See {Thatch}.] (Rom. Antiq.) The loose outer garment worn by the ancient Romans, consisting of a single broad piece of woolen cloth of a shape approaching a semicircle.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • toga virilis — [tō′gə vi rī′lis] n. [L, toga of a man] the toga of manhood, put on by boys of ancient Rome in their fourteenth year …   English World dictionary

  • toga virilis — noun (ancient Rome) a toga worn by a youth as a symbol of manhood and citizenship • Topics: ↑antiquity • Regions: ↑Rome, ↑Roma, ↑Eternal City, ↑Italian capital, ↑capital of Italy • …   Useful english dictionary

  • Toga Virilis — Statue eines römischen Bürgers in einer Toga Glyptothek München Toga Die Toga war das Kleidungsstück des …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • toga virilis — /toh geuh vi ruy lis, ree /; Lat. /taw gah wi rddee lis/, pl. togae viriles /toh jee vi ruy leez, ree /; Lat. /taw guy wi rddee les/. the white toga assumed by boys in ancient Rome at the end of their 14th year. [1590 1600; < L toga virilis; see… …   Universalium

  • toga virilis — noun (plural togae viriles) Etymology: Latin, men s toga Date: 1600 the white toga of manhood assumed by boys of ancient Rome at age 15 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • toga virilis —   n. toga adopted as sign of manhood …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • TOGA — Graecis Τήβεννος, Romanum tegmen, ipsis Quiritibus longe vetustior. Circummeâsse enim a Pelasgis ad Lydos, a Lydis ad Romanos, auctor est Tertull. de Pallio: et cum Suida Artemidorus eius originem ab Temeno arcade deducunt; qui ad Ionii maris… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Toga — To ga, n.; pl. E. {Togas}, L. {Tog[ae]}. [L., akin to tegere to cover. See {Thatch}.] (Rom. Antiq.) The loose outer garment worn by the ancient Romans, consisting of a single broad piece of woolen cloth of a shape approaching a semicircle. It was …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Toga praetexta — Toga To ga, n.; pl. E. {Togas}, L. {Tog[ae]}. [L., akin to tegere to cover. See {Thatch}.] (Rom. Antiq.) The loose outer garment worn by the ancient Romans, consisting of a single broad piece of woolen cloth of a shape approaching a semicircle.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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