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călĭga , ae, f. cf. calceus, from calx,
I.a shoe of leather, esp. that worn by the Roman soldiers (cf. Dio, 48, 12; Smith, Antiq., and Becker, Gall. III. p. 134, 2d ed.), a half-boot, a soldier's boot.
I. Lit., *Cic. Att. 2, 3, 1; Just. 38, 10, 3; * Suet. Calig. 52; * Juv. 16, 24; Edict. Diocl. p. 241.—
II. Meton., military service, Plin. 7, 43, 44, § 135; Sen. Brev. Vit. 17, 6; id. Ben. 5, 16, 2; Inscr. Grut. 445, 9.
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