). Saddle-bags. This appendage to the saddle
) was made of leather or untanned hide ( Fest. s. v.
), 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