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călĭgŭla , ae, f. dim. caliga,
I.a small military boot; only post-class. ap. Ambros. Ep. 7, 53; Hor. S. 1, 3, 128; Schol. ad Juv. 3, 67.—Hence,
II. As nom. propr.: Călĭgŭ-la , ae, m., a cognomen of the successor of Tiberius, since from his earliest youth he was engaged in military service; cf. Suet. Calig. 9; Tac. A. 1, 41; 1, 69; Aur. Vict. Caes. 3.
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    • Horace, Satires, 1.3.128
    • Tacitus, Annales, 1.41
    • Suetonius, Caligula, 9
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