Definition of calceus
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Orthography ID = 1002009
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LEM
calceus, calceī
1 CEL-, CALC-
noun (m., 2nd declension)
  1. a shoe, halfboot (covering the whole foot)
  2. [in the phrase calceos mutare because senators wore a peculiar half-boot] to become a senator
Abbreviations
calceus ī, m 1 CEL-, CALC-, a shoe, halfboot (covering the whole foot): calcei habiles et apti ad pedem: laxus, H.: pede maior subvertet, minor uret, H.

—Because senators wore a peculiar half-boot: calceos mutare, i. e. to become senator.
 
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