toga-virilis

toga virilis

[toh-guh vi-rahy-lis, -ree-; Latin taw-gah wi-ree-lis]
noun, plural togae viriles [toh-jee vi-rahy-leez, -ree-; Latin taw-gahy wi-ree-les] .
the white toga assumed by boys in ancient Rome at the end of their 14th year.

Origin:
1590–1600; < Latin toga virīlis; see toga, virile

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toga virilis (vɪˈraɪlɪs)
 
n
(in ancient Rome) the toga assumed by a youth at the age of 14 as a symbol of manhood and citizenship
 
[Latin, literally: manly (i.e., man's) toga]

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