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ex-calcĕo (-calcĭo ), āvi, ātum, 1, v. a. (the deponent form, v. below), take off the shoes.
I. In gen.: “petiit, ut sibi pedes praeberet excalciandos,Suet. Vit. 2.—More freq. with a personal object and in the part. perf.: “excalciatus cursitare,unshod, barefoot, Suet. Vesp. 8; Mart. 12, 88; cf. mid. in the verb. finit.: “neque umquam aut nocte aut die excalcearetur aut discingeretur,Vell. 2, 41 fin.; and as a verb. dep.: ut nemo se excalceatur, Varr. ap. Non. 478, 16.—
II. In partic., of tragedians, to relieve of the cothurni, Sen. Ep. 76, 23.— Hence, excalceāti , ōrum, m., pantomimists (opp. to the tragic actors, who wore cothurni, and the comic, who wore socci), Sen. Ep. 8, 7.
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