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(in Roman mythology) winged sandals as worn by certain gods and goddesses, especially Mercury.
- ‘Mercury is depicted as holding a purse,symbolic of his association with commerce, as well as the winged sandals (talaria), winged cap (petasus) and staff (caduceus) taken over from the Greek Hermes.’
- ‘The winged sandals that flew the god as swift as any bird is called a "talaria' and is said to be made of imperishable gold.’
Latin, neuter plural of talaris, from talus ‘ankle’.
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