bracae

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Plural of brāca, probably of Transalpine Gaulish origin.

Noun[edit]

brācae f pl (genitive brācārum); first declension

  1. (plural only) trousers; breeches, britches, pants

Usage notes[edit]

The only instance it is used in the singular is by Ovid, in his Tristia.

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Case Plural
nominative brācae
genitive brācārum
dative brācīs
accusative brācās
ablative brācīs
vocative brācae

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • bracae in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “bracae”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • bracae” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • bracae in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • bracae in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin