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brācae (not braccae ), ārum (once in sing. brāca , ae, Ov. Tr. 5, 10, 34; and as access. form brāces , Edict. Diocl. p. 20), f. Germ.; Swed. brōk; Angl. -Sax. brōk; Engl. breeches; Dutch, broek,
I.trowsers, breeches; orig. worn only by barbarians, i.e. neither Greeks nor Romans: “barbara tegmina crurum,Verg. A. 11, 777; “in the time of the emperors also among the Romans,Ov. Tr. 5, 7, 49: Galli bracas deposuerunt, latum clavum sumpserunt, Poët. ap. Suet. Caes. 80 al.: “virgatae,Prop. 4 (5), 10, 43:bracas indutus,Tac. H. 2, 20; Juv. 2, 169: “pictae,Val. Fl. 6, 227: “Sarmaticae,id. 5, 424: “albae,Lampr. Alex. Sev. 40 fin. al.; Cod. Th. 14, 10, 2; cf. Burm. Anth. Lat. 2, p. 518, and bracatus.
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