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paludamentum (plural paladumenta)

  1. (historical, Ancient Rome) A military cloak worn by a general and his principal officers.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for paludamentum in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)


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Cognate with pallium and palla.



palūdāmentum n (genitive palūdāmentī); second declension

  1. A military cloak or cape fastened at one shoulder.


Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative palūdāmentum palūdāmenta
genitive palūdāmentī palūdāmentōrum
dative palūdāmentō palūdāmentīs
accusative palūdāmentum palūdāmenta
ablative palūdāmentō palūdāmentīs
vocative palūdāmentum palūdāmenta

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  • paludamentum in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • paludamentum in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “paludamentum”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • paludamentum” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • paludamentum in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • paludamentum in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin