togae

Toga \To"ga\, n.; pl. E. {Togas}, L. {Tog[ae]}. [L., akin to tegere to cover. See {Thatch}.] (Rom. Antiq.) The loose outer garment worn by the ancient Romans, consisting of a single broad piece of woolen cloth of a shape approaching a semicircle. It was of undyed wool, except the border of the toga pr[ae]texta. [1913 Webster] {Toga pr[ae]texta}. [L.], a toga with a broad purple border, worn by children of both sexes, by magistrates, and by persons engaged in sacred rites. {Toga virilis} [L.], the manly gown; the common toga. This was assumed by Roman boys about the time of completing their fourteenth year. [1913 Webster]