Definition of talaria in English:

talaria

Line breaks: tal|aria
Pronunciation: /təˈlɛːrɪə
 
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noun

(In Roman mythology) winged sandals as worn by certain gods and goddesses, especially Mercury.
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  • The winged sandals that flew the god as swift as any bird is called a "talaria' and is said to be made of imperishable gold.
  • Mercury is depicted as holding a purse,symbolic of his association with commerce, as well as the winged sandals (talaria), winged cap (petasus) and staff (caduceus) taken over from the Greek Hermes.

Origin

Latin, neuter plural of talaris, from talus 'ankle'.

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