Definition of Sagum

1. n. The military cloak of the Roman soldiers.



Definition of Sagum

1. Noun. (historical) A cloak, worn in ancient times by the Gauls, early Germans, and Roman soldiers, made of a rectangular piece of (usually red) coarse cloth and fastened on the right shoulder. ¹

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Definition of Sagum

1. a cloak worn by ancient Roman soldiers [n -GA]

Medical Definition of Sagum

1. Origin: L. Sagum, sagus; cf. Gr. Cf. Say a kind of serge. The military cloak of the Roman soldiers. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sagum

sago palms
sago pudding
sago puddings
sago spleen
sagoin
sagoins
sagos
sagouin
sagouins
sags
saguaro
saguaros
saguin
saguins
saguinus
sagum (current term)
sagums
sagus
sagy
sahib
sahiba
sahibah
sahibahs
sahibas
sahibs
sahiwal
sahiwals
sahlinite
sahlinites
sahlite

Literary usage of Sagum

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1. Works by Irish Archaeological and Celtic Society, William Hewson, George Gulliver, Sydenham Society (1857)
"... lile"consequenter, Idcirco, inquit, quia hoc sagum alicujus est tam magnifie! honoris, apud te diutius ..."

2. A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities by William Smith (1859)
"sagum was the cloak worn by the Roman soldiers and inferior officers, in contradistinction to the Paludamentum of the general and superior officers. ..."

3. Larcher's Notes on Herodotus: Historical and Critical Comments on the by Pierre-Henri Larcher (1844)
"The chlamys and the sagum were as yet unknown to them. It is therefore not surprising that the Greeks should have hail a considerable advantage from the ..."

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