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geta  n.  A type of Japanese footwear usually with wooden soles, held to the foot by a thong that passes between the first two toes.
Synonyms: clog, patten, sabot.

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"Geta" Quotes from Famous Books

... material life."(6) Byron's Dream was one of his favorite poems. He pondered those ancient, historical tales which make free use of portents. There was a fascination for him in the story of Caracalla—how his murder of Geta was foretold, how he was upbraided by the ghosts of his father and brother. This dream-faith of his was as real as was a similar faith held by the authors of the Old Testament. He had his theory of the interpretation ...
— Lincoln • Nathaniel Wright Stephenson

... left two sons, who are best known by the names of Caracalla and Geta, and both of whom, in their father's lifetime, had been raised to the dignity of Augustus. The oldest son succeeded to the empire, and the year after his elevation murdered his brother in his mother's ...
— Ancient States and Empires • John Lord

... wrought he a mound of turf, with a broad wall thereupon, from sea to sea, for the defence of the Britons. He reigned seventeen years; and then ended his days at York. His son Bassianus succeeded him in the empire. His other son, who perished, was called Geta. This year Eleutherius undertook the bishopric of Rome, and held it honourably for fifteen winters. To him Lucius, king of the Britons, sent letters, and prayed that he might be made a Christian. He obtained his request; and they ...
— The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle • Unknown

Words linked to "Geta" :   clog, footgear, sabot, footwear

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