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paludamentum

[ puh-loo-duh-men-tuhm ]
/ pəˌlu dəˈmɛn təm /
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noun, plural pa·lu·da·men·ta [puh-loo-duh-men-tuh]. /pəˌlu dəˈmɛn tə/.
a cloak worn by officials and military officers of ancient Rome, especially during wartime.
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Also pa·lu·da·ment [puh-loo-duh-muhnt]. /pəˈlu də mənt/.

Origin of paludamentum

1695–1705; <Latin palūdāmentum; akin to palla

Words nearby paludamentum

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How to use paludamentum in a sentence

  • Cumque interceptum a liberto paludamentum comperisset, ira percitus protinus in eum animadvertit, praefatus: Quid?

    Selections from Viri Romae|Charles Franois L'Homond
  • Csar's red paludamentum marked him out a conspicuous figure for the aim of the missiles, but he bore a charmed life.

    A Friend of Caesar|William Stearns Davis
  • The general seized his red paludamentum, threw it over his face, groaned once, and fell.

    A Friend of Caesar|William Stearns Davis
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