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Israel: Exploring Hebrew's Latin Roots

Categories: Middle East & North Africa, Western Europe, Israel, Italy, History, Language

BaLashon (On the Tongue) explores [1] the Hebrew term kalgas קלגס, meaning soldier. He discovers Latin roots: “Caliga- Roman sandals, secured with nails (which made quite a bit of noise)- were apparently frightening enough to give their name to the Roman soldiers.”