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Caligʹula

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A Roman emperor; so called because he wore a military sandal called a calĭga, which had no upper leather, and was used only by the common soldiers. (12, 37–41.)

“‘The word caligæ, however,ʹ continued the Baron … ‘means, in its primitive sense, sandals; and Caius Cæsar … received the cognomen of Caligula, a caligis, sive calʹigis levioʹribus, quibus adolescentior non fuerat in exercitu Germanʹici patris sui. And the caligœ were also proper to the monastic bodies; for we read in the ancient Glossarium, upon the rule of St. Benedictthat caligœ were tied with latchets.”—Scott: Waverley, xlviii.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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