discalced

discalced

[dis-kalst]
adjective
(chiefly of members of certain religious orders) without shoes; unshod; barefoot.
Also, discalceate [dis-kal-see-it, -eyt] .
Compare calced.


Origin:
1625–35; part translation of Latin discalceātus, equivalent to dis- dis-1 + calceātus, past participle of calceāre to fit with shoes (calce(us) a shoe, derivative of calc- (stem of calx) heel + -ātus -ate1)

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discalced (dɪsˈkælst)
 
adj
barefooted: used to denote friars and nuns who wear sandals
 
[C17: from Latin discalceātus, from dis-1 + calceātus shod, from calceāre to provide with shoes, from calceus shoe, from calx heel]

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