(probably connected with galea
, and so with γαλέη
Galerus (Du Choul, |
Castramet. p. 100).
Originally a cap of skin or fur, fitting close to the head, worn by rustics
122), hunters (Cyneg.
340, where it is of badger-skin),
gymnasts in the palaestra to keep the hair clean (Mart.xiv. 50
and by the old inhabitants of Latium instead of a helmet (Verg.
Aen. vii. 688
; cf. Cudo
the galerus worn by various priests—e. g. the Pontifices Salii and Flamines and the
or albus galerus
. The word is also applied to
a wig, the empti capilli
of Ovid (A.
A. iii. 165
; cf. Caliendrum
); worn not only from vanity or to conceal baldness
), but for the sake of disguise by profligates of both sexes in
their nocturnal rambles (Juv.vi. 120
, with the schol.); and on the
stage as part of the make-up (Guhl and Koner, 5th ed. p. 762).