Definition of toga in English:

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toga

Pronunciation: /ˈtəʊɡə/

noun

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A loose flowing outer garment worn by the citizens of ancient Rome, made of a single piece of cloth and covering the whole body apart from the right arm.
Example sentences
  • In ancient Rome togas were worn when swimming and bathing reached the height of its popularity.
  • Antony displayed Caesar's body, still wrapped in its blood-stained toga, the knife holes visible.
  • Senators were recognised by a toga with a broad purple stripe, while the equestrian wore a toga with a narrow purple stripe and a gold finger ring.

Origin

Latin; related to tegere 'to cover'.

Words that rhyme with toga

ogre, Saratoga, yoga

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