Latin-Based Words for Clothing with English Translation

English has a lot of words of Latin origin. In fact, 60 percent of the English language comes from Latin. Some of the Latin words (nouns) for clothing are as follows:

  • amictus, -us m. mantle, cloak
  • anulus, -i m. a finger-ring
  • armilla, -ae f. a bracelet
  • balteus, -i m. belt
  • bracae, -arum f. pl. breeches
  • calceus, -i m. a shoe
  • caliga, -ae f. a boot for a soldier
  • cingulus, - i m. a belt
  • crepida, -ae f. a sandal
  • lana, -ae f. wool
  • linteum, -i n. linen (it also means napkin)
  • ornamentum, - i n. an ornament
  • paenula, -ae f. traveling cloak, rain cloak
  • palla, -ae f. robe
  • pallium, -i n. cloak
  • pannus, -i m. a cloth
  • pileus/pilleus, -i m. a hat
  • stola, -ae f. a stole
  • toga, -ae f. toga
  • torques, -is f. a neck chain
  • trabea, -ae f. a robe of state
  • tunica, -ae f. tunic
  • velum, -i n. a veil
  • vestimentum, -i n. a garment
  • vestis, -is f. a dress
  • vestitus, -us m. clothing
  • vitta, -ae f. a headband