toga praetexta

/ (priːˈtɛkstə) /

noun

(in ancient Rome) a toga with a broad purple border worn by certain magistrates and priests and by boys until they assumed the toga virilis

Nearby words

  1. toffish,
  2. toft,
  3. tofu,
  4. tog,
  5. toga,
  6. toga virilis,
  7. togate,
  8. togated,
  9. togaviridae,
  10. togavirus

Word Origin for toga praetexta

Latin, literally: bordered toga

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