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ἱπποπῆραι). Saddle-bags. This appendage to the saddle (ephippium) was made of leather or untanned hide ( Fest. s. v. Bulgae), and seems not to have changed its form and appearance in ancient or modern times. Its proper Latin name was bisaccium (Hor. Sat. 31, 9), which gave origin to bisaccia in Italian and besace, bissac in French. By the Gauls, saddle-bags were called bulgae. See Bulga.

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