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γυμνός). Unclad; in the ordinary sense, denoting absolute nakedness; thence, in common language, scantily or imperfectly clad, denoting a person of either sex who is divested of

Nudi. (Rich.)

all clothing except that which is worn next the skin—the Roman of his toga, the Greek of his pallium—as we say “in undress,” “negligé,” of a man without his coat, or of a woman without her gown. But the Latin nudus, as well as the Greek γυμνός, appear to have indicated something more precise than the mere absence of an outer garment (amictus) over the tunic; for both words are particularly used in describing the hard-working population, agricultural labourers, ploughmen, etc. (Hesiod, Op. 391; Georg. ii. 299). See Exomis.

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